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Your local go-to spot for the best British food, beer, wine, cocktails and good company. 


Molly’s has returned to Museum of the Home with a fresh new look, dynamic team, and exciting menu.

Start your day with freshly baked pastries and artisan coffee or indulge in an all-day menu featuring British classics with a twist: from Cobble Lane nduja sausage rolls to scotch eggs, fish finger sandwiches and pies, crafted with the finest local ingredients. On weekends, savour the brunch menu featuring eggs royale, buttermilk pancakes, and Molly’s special Hackney Gelato knickerbocker dessert…

Molly’s Bar & Kitchen welcomes you to relax before, during or after your visit to the Museum. Our doors are open from dawn to dusk, offering a selection of the best wines, local beers, and delightful cocktails into the evening.

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday | 8am – 11pm

Saturdays | 9am – 11pm

Sundays | 9am – 9pm

Make a booking

Walk-ins are welcome. Booking is recommended.


All Day Menu available

  • Monday to Friday, 8am – 9pm
  • Saturday, 3pm – 9pm

Brunch Menu available

  • Saturday, 9am – 3pm
  • Sunday, 9am – 8pm

Who was Molly?

Molly Harrison was a curator at the museum from 1946 to 1969, and a trailblazer in modern museum education. An author of multiple children's and adult books, Molly also wrote extensively advocating for museums as fully accessible spaces to learn - for both children and adults. Often derided as a ‘mere school teacher’, over 30 years she pioneered what we now take for granted as museum education.

The menu and design of Molly’s café, bar, and kitchen draw inspiration from her dynamic character - embodying her fortitude, boldness and creativity. The space honours her perseverance and dedication - influencing the Museum of the Home’s work to this day, with a highly regarded and growing Learning programme, welcoming all ages to come together.


For families

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


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