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An Art Deco tea set

Explore our collections

Our collection spans 400 years of lived home experience

A dip into our collections
A handwritten recipe book from 1724

Collections library

A new space for the research and study of home

About the library and study room

Stories of home life under lockdown

Various art items spread over a sofa and floor in the front room
Amarjit's contribution to Stay Home
The photographer's legs, resting on a low table, wearing fluffy slippers, in front of a television
Alex's contribution to Stay Home
Cards for a 50th birthday
Faith's contribution to Stay Home
Two sofas and a coffee table
Karl D's contribution to Stay Home

Life skills

My son is severely autistic. He's learnt to tolerate noise. Part of his new routine he bakes cupcakes every day (using an electric mixer).

Find out what's going on behind the scenes

Director Sonia Solicari wearing a hard hat in the Undercroft with newly plastered walls
Behind the scenes
Our vaulted space under the chapel
A white ceiling rose
Behind the scenes
Finding all the features
Leather boot or shoe
Behind the scenes
An insight into Hoxton past
Plants on a green roof
Behind the scenes
Designing our green roof

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