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Winter Festival events

Talk and Q&A
Thursday 28 October

Home Truths: Keeping a Magical Home

This Halloween, learn from contemporary practitioners about their rituals for safety, warmth, and protection in their magical homes
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Home Truths Magical Home Protection
Late at the Museum
Friday 29 October

Night In: Magical Home Protection

Join us after hours and explore the practice of magical home protection with talks, music and workshops.
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Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 October

Diwali Family weekend

A family weekend of colour and light, rangoli and diya making, dancing and storytelling, all to celebrate Diwali.
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Winter Festival installations

Christmas Past

Our popular exhibition celebrating winter at home returns to the Museum!

From Tuesday 9 November through until Sunday 9 January


Enjoy a series of events and visit one of our Rooms Through Time showing how a Sephardi Jewish family may have celebrated Hanukkah in the 1700s

Light up the Museum

A major light installation by multi award winning lighting designer Jessica Hung Han Yun

Book your free ticket to guarantee entry

Tickets are available on the door, but you may have to wait if we are busy.

Open Tuesday – Sunday
10am–5pm (last entry 4pm)

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Room with brown leather style sofa, lace decorations, radiogram, yellow wallpaper and floral carpet 1970s front room, photograph by Em Fitzgerald

Last few weeks to enjoy our Pet Life exhibition

A pawsome pet adventure for all the family. Discover the joy, companionship and challenges our pets bring to the home.

Until Sunday 31 October

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Illustrations of a dog, cat, bunny and starling on colour backgrounds

Free exhibitions and installations

The Soft Prison

Ten contemporary artists explore the landscape of our private space and the home's capacity to contain and sustain us


An ever changing composition of word and sound by writer Maria Fusco


Waiting for myself to appear

A new film commission by Michael McMillan

Rhymes Through Time

Exploring the role of children in the home

New galleries and new stories

A young person sitting on their bed in a room decorated with posters

New Home Galleries

Exploring home through people’s everyday experiences of making, keeping and being at home

Home Galleries
Free standing radiogram with 7 inch records on top, in a room with yellow wallpaper

Refreshed Rooms Through Time

Room settings which display some of the ways in which homes have evolved in the past 400 years

Rooms Through Time

Newly planted gardens

Our Gardens Through Time show how city gardens have developed over the centuries

Gardens Through Time

Home lives under lockdown

Person wearing headphones working at a sewing machine
Chantelle Leanne's contribution to Stay Home
A standing person applying hair dye to a seated person, using a brush
Susannah's contribution to Stay Home
A trail of stars in a dark sky, over the roof of a house
Phil's contribution to Stay Home
A sewing machine set up on a table
Judith's contribution to Stay Home

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Share your experience

We're documenting how home lives have changed during the Covid-19 pandemic

Behind the Door

Our campaign with London Homeless Collective aiming to tackle female homelessness

Become a Friend

Join the Friends and become part of our family

Plate of salad with green beans, potatoes and boiled egg

Molly's Café

Run by the founders of the award-winning The Anchor & Hope family, Molly's offers a seasonal, good value menu.

Molly's Café
Multicoloured floral pattern

Museum shop

Our range includes bespoke homewares, books, craft items, jewellery, toys, ceramics, fashion, accessories and textiles. Open 10am–5pm.

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Book your session at the Collections Library

Our new Collections Library offers unrivalled access to the Museum's collection. Book your session now!

Explore our collections online

Explore objects, photographs and books from our collections, all to do with domestic life and the everyday lived experience of home.

Revealing and rethinking our home

Read about the legacy of our buildings, which were built with money from Robert Geffrye's investments in transatlantic slavery, and how we rethink the ways we use the buildings

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With your help we can use our collections and programmes to reveal and rethink the ways we live, in order to live better together.

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