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A group of adults and children sitting and standing in a living room All I want is a room somewhere © Jonathan Donovan. Nizar, Fatemi and their two daughters lived with and cared for Pat, who had dementia. Leytonstone, September 2016

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

Bearers of Home

A new artist commission by BLKBRD Collective that bears witness to the many voices that make a home

Rhymes Through Time

Exploring the role of children in the home through poetry and interactive design


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


Waiting for myself to appear

A new film commission by Michael McMillan

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
A table surface with playing cards, stemmed drinking glasses and the gold base of a lamp

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

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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

Support the Museum

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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