Time Out says
The Freud Museum is in the house that was Sigmund Freud's London home after he fled the Nazis in 1938. It is a time capsule, a small chunk of Hapsburg Vienna transported to Hampstead. It contains the couch on which psychoanalysis was born, Freud's study and library and his collection of Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities. Upstairs, a room is devoted to his psychoanalyst daughter Anna who lived and worked at the house until her death in 1982. The Freud Museum is one of the few in London to have two blue plaques, one for Sigmund and the other for Anna. Films taken in the 1930s show Freud and his family at home and in the garden or walking the dogs.
At 20 Maresfield Gardens in Hampstead, Freud re-created his Vienna study and consulting room. Here you can explore the life and work of one of the most influential and controversial thinkers of the 20th century. We'll help you to sort Freud-fact from Freud-fiction and gain insights into Freud’s theories on the Oedipus Complex, the Ego, Id and Superego.
House Tours: Expert led tours at 2pm every Wednesday & 1st Sunday of the month. Exhibitions & tours included with admission.
Current exhibition (until 13 Oct 2019): Oedipus & the Sphinx: Freud & Egypt. Egyptian artefacts form the largest part of Freud’s collection and lie behind his ‘archaeological metaphor’ – one of his most productive methods for exploring the psyche and developing the practice of psychoanalysis.
Retail Therapy: shop quirky and inspirational gifts and books for the intellectually curious in the museum shop.
20 Maresfield Gardens
|Transport:||Tube: Finchley Rd|
|Price:||Adults:£9, Concessions: £7, Young Persons (12-16): £5, Children (under 12); Free, Friends of the museum: Free.|
|Opening hours:||Wed – Sun, 12noon – 5pm See website for holiday closure dates|
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Between Oedipus and the Sphinx: Freud and Egypt
Sigmund Freud's interest in Ancient Greece is well-documented (not least thanks to his naming of the Oedipus complex). His preoccupation with Ancient Egypt, however, is less explored. Inspired by the painting of Oedipus and the Sphinx that hung above...Until Sunday October 13 2019
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Tiny house in a beautiful area of London, a lot of information about Freud and her daughter and super friendly staff. Recommended!
Lovely museum in Freud's last residence. Especially the study with Freud's couch is beautiful and atmospheric. I didn't expect his collection of antiques from around the world. The audioguide gives a lot of interesting information about Freud's work & private life, incl. Anna Freud's work. I especially enjoyed the Viennese accent of the German version. Some of the stuff in the museum shop made me laugh but they also have a very good selection of psychoanalytic literature (all English). Their events programme looks very interesting, I'll certainly come back for a psychoanalytic film discussion but they also have short courses and lots of talks and exhibitions. I chatted with some of the staff members who were very friendly and seemed to really care about psychoanalysis. I had a really nice time and can highly recommend the museum.
I much prefer small museums to the biggies (no crowds thanks). And this one proved to be amazing. The home of one of the 20th century's greatest thinkers - Sigmund Freud, founder of psychoanalysis. The study is just as he left it - with the original couch his patients reclined on! Personal and atmospheric - everything that a historic house museum should be. Great tour - informative and witty! Thanks for a very intelligent experience. Def worth getting off the beaten track and taking the short tube ride up to Finchley Road.
This gem of a museum was the final home of Sigmund Freud, who spent the last year of his life in London as a refugee from the nazis.
Stepping into Freud's study feels like going back in time. The walls are lined with his books, every surface is bristling with archaeological curios, and to top it all is FREUD'S VERY OWN COUCH!
It's well worth the extra £2 for the audio guide for an in-depth info on Freud and the house.
Beautiful museum packed with lots of Greek and Egyptian artefacts. Lots to learn about Freud and his family and there lots of artworks to see in a temporary exhibition. Highly recommended!