Welcome to Museum of the Home
Our purpose is to reveal and rethink the ways we live, in order to live better together.
We are open Tuesday to Sunday (and Bank Holidays) 10am to 5pm, with last entry at 4pm. Free to visit and no booking required.
Years in the making, we are bringing to life seven new period rooms to better reflect our East London community. Rooms Through Time is partially closed, and will reopen this summer.
Support the 2000s room
We are raising funds to co-create a new room set which will uncover LGBTQIA+ stories in the early 00s. Help us uncover and preserve these stories of queer domesticity and bring them to life in our new galleries.
Ceramics in the City | Applications now open
Located in the creative hub of East London, Ceramics in the City highlights the artistry of local and international ceramic artists. Stallholder applications are now open for the next fair this September 2024.
Exploring home through people’s everyday experiences of making, keeping and being at home.Home Galleries
Rooms Through Time
Room settings which display some of the ways in which homes have evolved in the past 400 years.Rooms Through Time
Gardens Through Time
Our Gardens Through Time show how city gardens have developed over the centuries.Gardens Through Time
The Future Room
You're invited to be part of this pioneering endeavour into the future of everyday living.
Creating access to child-friendly green spaces with local schools and families.
Support Londoners of all ages to access good food at home and reduce food insecurity.
What's your cup of tea?
Join us as we work with the local community to develop a custom tea blend that reflects and celebrates Hackney and its residents.
Be a Changemaker
Being a Changemaker gives you a special relationship with the Museum, the directors and your fellow Changemakers.
Join Young Futures
Support the Museum's ambitions to improve access to heritage for young people.
Described by The Times as "the best present shopping spot in London", our shop's range includes bespoke homewares, books, craft items, jewellery, toys, ceramics, fashion, accessories and textiles.
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.
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.
Watch: Comfort Furniture
A short film by Elora Kadir pondering our relationships to the objects in our home and the ways they bring us comfort. Comfort is used as a lens to view disability and accessibility.
Rhymes Through Time
A multi-artwork installation created by children's poet Valerie Bloom MBE, bringing to life the Rooms Through Time for younger visitors.
Hire our spaces
Situated in East London, our 300-year-old Georgian almshouses provide a range of unique spaces suitable for corporate hires, private events, filming and photography.