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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 open Tuesday to Sunday (and Bank Holidays) 10am to 5pm, with last entry at 4pm. Free to visit and no booking required.

Real Rooms

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.

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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

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The Future Room

You're invited to be part of this pioneering endeavour into the future of everyday living. 

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.

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Shop

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.

Our history

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. 

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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