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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 free to visit, and there is no need to book. We are open Tuesday to Sunday (and Bank Holidays) 10am to 5pm, with last entry 4pm.

Please note the Museum will be closed to the public on 24, 25 & 26 December 2023 and 1 January 2024. Holiday opening hours can be found at the link below to plan your visit.

What's on

Rooms Through Time: Winter Past

November 2023 to February 2024

Discover how winter has changed London homes through the last 400 years in our Rooms Through Time, restyled for the Winter Festival 


Friday 1 - Sunday 3 December 2023

Curator Davy Pittoors returns to Museum of the Home with a winter edition of Queeriosities, welcoming LGBTQIA+ artists, makers, and small businesses for a weekend fair.

Winter Festival

14 November 2023 to February 2024

Museum of the Home's Winter Festival makes its annual return, bringing heartwarming celebrations, festive cheer, and opportunities to come together during the colder months. 

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A person standing in their living room in front of a window, with sofas around them

Home Galleries

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

Home Galleries
Room setting with four chairs, a table, red curtains, a fire place and various tools on the floor for cleaning

Rooms Through Time

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

Rooms Through Time
orange tulips against a brick wall

Gardens Through Time

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

Gardens Through Time
Sebright Map


A multimedia artwork by local schoolchildren exploring Hackney in 2050.

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Illustration of a person running with a banner across them, which reads 'am I not a man and brother'

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.

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Get involved

Real Rooms

What could the Rooms Through Time look like if we were to rethink who they are about?

Discovery Garden

Creating access to child-friendly green spaces with local schools and families.

Food Equality

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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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