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We look forward to welcoming you to Museum of the Home. We are free to visit, and no booking is required. 

Opening times


Every Tuesday to Sunday & Bank Holidays

10am-5pm (last entry 4pm)

Closed on Mondays

Kingsland Road Gardens and Gardens Through Time are closed from 4.30pm

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Free entry

We are completely free to visit. You can help us continue to be a place to explore, reveal and rethink the ways we live. Please consider making a donation when you visit - simply tap your debit or credit card on any of the terminals we have across site.

We welcome family visits, school visits, and group bookings.


 

Regular opening hours

Museum Galleries

Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays
10am–5pm (last entry 4pm)

Gardens Through Time

Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays
10am–4.30pm

Kingsland Road Gardens

Monday to Sunday and Bank Holidays
10am–4.30pm

Please note that the Kingsland Road Gardens are occasionally roped off for private hires. The income from these events helps support the wider work of the Museum and helps us to remain completely free to visit. You can email our team at bookings@museumofthehome.org.uk 

Shop

Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays
10am–5pm

Museum café

We regret to inform visitors that the café is closed until further notice. Please check back on our website for the latest updates.

Collections Library

Due to staffing shortages the library will be closed until March 2024. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

About the Collections Library

Key information

Getting here

Please check tfl.gov.uk for closures on the Overground, particularly at weekends.

The Museum entrance is opposite Hoxton Station (London Overground), on Geffrye Street and provides step-free access from trains to the Museum. 

The what3words location for the main Museum entrance is puns.pints.dance https://what3words.com/puns.pints.dance

You can also enter the Museum from Kingsland Road. This is the best entrance to use if you are arriving by bus, using a Blue Badge parking bay and for drop-offs by car. The Blue Badge parking bays are alongside the Museum gates and allow parking for up to 3 hours, 10am–4pm. 

The what3words location for the Kingsland Road entrance is glad.lazy.middle https://what3words.com/glad.lazy.middle 

For more details on how to get here by train, bus and car please visit our Accessibility page.

Visit duration

We recommend allowing at least one hour for your visit, or as long as you wish. 

Our rooms, exhibits and gardens change throughout the year and we love welcoming visitors back in all seasons. 

Eating and drinking at the Museum

Kindly note that consuming food or drink in the Museum galleries and the Gardens Through Time is not permitted.

Picnics

You are welcome to picnic in the Kingsland Road Gardens, please take your rubbish home with you or use the bins we provide.

Please check our full opening hours for any planned closures.

Lunchroom & child-friendly eating

We welcome families with young children at the Museum. We have a lunch room at the north end of the galleries (just before Rooms Through Time begin). 

Museum café

We regret to inform visitors that the café is closed until further notice. Please check back on our website for the latest updates.

Quiet times

Our quietest times are usually weekday and Sunday afternoons after 3pm. Our busiest time is usually between 12pm and 3pm on Saturdays, bank holidays and during school holidays.  

Some of our spaces, particularly the Home Galleries, are small and can feel busy. Quieter spaces away from the main galleries include the Lunch Room, Reading Lounge and the Gardens Through Time. 

Visitor guidelines

Animals

We do not allow animals into the gardens or Museum buildings, unless they are registered guide, assistant and companion animals and are wearing their tabards/harness. Please bring the relevant identification book with you.

Smoking and vaping

Smoking or vaping is not permitted anywhere on site.

Photography

We love to see the photos our visitors take but please do not use flash, tripods or extra lighting. 

Share your photos with us @MuseumOfTheHome on Instagram, TikTok, Twitter or Facebook and use the #MuseumOfTheHome hashtag.

For any commercial photography or filming

Consideration for others

Please consider other visitors when using your phone in the galleries and gardens. Please respect the space of other visitors. 

Staff security

We do not tolerate any verbal or physical abuse of our staff or visitors.

Unaccompanied children

Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult inside the Museum and in the Museum grounds. The Museum reserves the right to refuse admittance to any unaccompanied child under the age of 12.

Looking after our gardens

Help us protect our gardens so that everyone can enjoy them

  • ball games and sports are not allowed in the gardens
  • picking or pruning is not allowed
  • use the paths and avoid walking over planted areas
  • bicycles, tricycles, roller skates, skateboards, micro-scooters, balance bikes and other vehicles (except powered wheelchairs) must be left at the gates, or secured at the cycle racks. Items are left at your own risk.
  • drones and other remotely controlled aircraft are not allowed
  • please don't bring radios, music players and musical instruments into the gardens

No commercial activities may be undertaken in the gardens except as part of the Museum's authorised events.

If you have any questions about your visit, please contact us or ask our visitor hosts at the desk and throughout the galleries for guidance.  

Click here for more information on accessibility at the Museum. 

Plan your visit

Welcome Guide

Find your way around our Home Galleries, Gardens Through Time, and Rooms Through Time with our handy Welcome Guide. Pick up a free copy from the Front Desk in our Welcome Area, or download it below.

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Access

We are committed to ensuring an accessible experience for all our visitors. Plan and prepare for your visit here.

Access at the Museum
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Group visits

We accept small groups of up to 25 people for a free self-guided visit of the Museum. Bookings are open and we look forward to welcoming you.

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Mini Explorer Bag

Fun activities for children

Eager explorers can expect a fun filled day out! There is lots for children to see and do at the Museum.

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Packed lunch

Enjoy our lunchroom

Bring a lunch with you to enjoy in our lunchroom. Though food and drink can't be consumed in the galleries, you are always welcome to have a picnic lunch with us.

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Gifts in the Museum shop

Our range includes bespoke homewares, books, craft items, jewellery, toys, ceramics, fashion, accessories and textiles. Open 10am–5pm.

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View of collections library with bookcases and windows showing the Kingsland Road Gardens

Explore the Collections Library

Our new Collections Library offers unrivalled access to the Museum's collection. It is a space for academic researchers, students and curious visitors. Booking essential.

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Free digital guide

Explore Museum of the Home with our digital guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app.

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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