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We plan to reopen in spring 2021

About the Museum

When will we reopen?

The impact of Covid-19 has delayed our reopening, planned for early this year. We hope to announce an opening date soon.

The story of our home

Read about the history of the Museum's home and how the Museum has changed over time

Support our Behind the Door campaign

Behind the Door campaign

Partnering with London Homeless Collective we aim to tackle female homelessness

Stay Home collecting project

Share your experience

Take part as we document people's home lives during the coronavirus pandemic in the UK

Calling all students

Share how the coronavirus pandemic has affected your home or living situation as a student

Stories of home life under lockdown

Mrs B's contribution to Stay Home
Ruth M's contribution to Stay Home
Elena F's contribution to Stay Home
Alex's contribution to Stay Home

Activities for families to do at home

Game time

What are you playing?

Dear diary

What have you been up to?

Be more polar

Polar bears isolate too!

All about mantelpieces

Shelf Life

A film exploring how east London residents express their identities through the things they display


How we display our possessions

Explore our stories

Behind the scenes
30,000+ books and objects into the new stores
Behind the scenes
Opening up access to collections in storage
Behind the scenes
An insight into Hoxton past
Behind the scenes
Finding all the features

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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