Museum of the Home

Museum of the Home A person, a place or just a feeling – what does home mean to you? Open to all, free to visit.
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03/01/2024

🚨 Last chance 🚨

5 days left to visit the Branson Coates wing of Rooms Through Time before construction 🚧

Visit anytime between 10am-5pm to say one last goodbye before their transformation!

Expect a grand reopening in Summer 2024

01/01/2024

A sneak peek behind the scenes.

Please join us in thanking our wonderful staff and volunteers who contribute to making Museum of the Home everything it is 🏡

This year, the long-awaited Real Rooms project will bring seven new period rooms to life. Sunday 7th, January is the last day to visit the Branson Coates wing of our Rooms Through Time before construction 🚧

Expect lots more behind the scenes before a grand reopening in Summer 2024.

*During this period, the North Wing Rooms Through Time (1630-1830), Home Galleries and Gardens will be open as usual 🌳

31/12/2023

One week left to visit our Branson Coates Rooms Through Time before they close temporarily for construction!

In Summer 2024, the Real Rooms project will launch seven new period rooms in our Rooms Through Time. These new homes will better enable us to tell the multicultural history of East London, including stories of Vietnamese, Irish, Indian, Caribbean and Jewish migration.

With our new immersive design, you'll be able to explore these homes, stepping into the rooms and taking a close-up look at the histories each object tells.

Visit before or on Sunday, 7th January, for a final look at the Branson Coates Rooms Through Time before their transformation!


Open 9am to 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday.

Real Rooms is made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund, with thanks to National Lottery players National Lottery Heritage Fund

30/12/2023

'Tis the season of Holly, and we have our very own right in our Gardens Through Time 🍃🌲

28/12/2023

Boxing Day in 1790 🎁

Our Rooms Through Time document history through considered storytelling and set design. We‘ve now transformed our Rooms for Winter ❄️

From January 7th 2024 our Branson Coates Wing will temporarily close to begin work on seven new period rooms! Visit us before then to see all the rooms before they transform.

Always free to visit Tue-Sun 10-5pm
only at Museum of the Home

24/12/2023

Two weeks to go until our Branson Coates wing closes temporarily for construction!

The Real Rooms project will bring to life seven new period rooms! Each room is designed to be more immersive, allowing you to step inside and explore parts of the home for the first time.

These new rooms will better represent the histories of migration that have shaped London for hundreds of years. Our beloved 1976 West Indian Front Room and Parlour in the 1870s will remain but undergo expansion, also transforming into more immersive spaces.

Visit before or on January 7th, 2024, for a final look at our Branson Coates rooms dressed for before their transformation!

Real Rooms is made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund, with thanks to National Lottery players National Lottery Heritage Fund

A reminder that Museum of the Home will be closed to the public on 24, 25 & 26 December 2023 and 1 January 2024.See our ...
22/12/2023

A reminder that Museum of the Home will be closed to the public on 24, 25 & 26 December 2023 and 1 January 2024.

See our full holiday opening hours at www.museumofthehome.org.uk/visit-us 🕰️

📸 Hayley Madden

20/12/2023

Exciting News! In 2024 Museum of the Home will embark on an ambitious redevelopment of our Rooms Through Time and establish seven new period rooms 🛠️

🏡They will include a Jewish tenement from 1911, the home of a newlywed Irish couple in the 1950s, and a contemporary British-Vietnamese home. The 2000's room will explore how LGBTQ+ renters shared space during the noughties, and the innovative Future Room will explore how we adapt to challenges brought by climate and technology developments.

Our beloved 1976 West Indian Front Room and Parlour in the 1870s will remain but undergo expansion, also transforming into more immersive spaces. Real Rooms will also allow you to step inside parts of the home for the first time.

🧑‍🤝‍🧑The Real Rooms project embraces co-curation with our curators working alongside several cultural groups and communities whose lived experiences inform design, analysis and interpretation decisions.

⚒️The last day to visit the Branson Coates wing of our Rooms Through Time is Sunday 7th, January for a grand reopening in Summer 2024. During this time, the North Wing Rooms Through Time encompassing Rooms from 1630-1830, and our Home Galleries will remain open to the public.

Any donations to the Real Rooms project are warmly welcomed. Please visit bit.ly/RealRooms to learn more.

Did you spot us on  last Sunday?Museum of the Home is proud to have hosted Fiona Bruce and the Antiques Roadshow team la...
19/12/2023

Did you spot us on last Sunday?

Museum of the Home is proud to have hosted Fiona Bruce and the Antiques Roadshow team last year for their Toys and Childhood special episode.

Broadcast again last weekend, we are reminded of the wonderful day of filming with our curatorial team.

Watch it again on now

Did you spot us on BBC Antiques Roadshow on Sunday night? Museum of the Home is proud to have hosted Fiona Bruce and the...
19/12/2023

Did you spot us on BBC Antiques Roadshow on Sunday night?

Museum of the Home is proud to have hosted Fiona Bruce and the Antiques Roadshow team last year for their Toys and Childhood special episode.

Broadcast again last weekend, we are reminded of the wonderful day of filming with our curatorial team.

Watch it again on BBC iPlayer now

Have you visited Winter Past? On Sunday, 7th January 2024, the Branson Coates wing of Rooms Through Time will temporaril...
18/12/2023

Have you visited Winter Past? On Sunday, 7th January 2024, the Branson Coates wing of Rooms Through Time will temporarily close for construction. Reopening in the Summer of 2024 will be seven new Rooms representing the intersecting histories of some of our East London community.

Come by and see the Branson Coates Rooms Through Time, dressed for Winter one final time before their transformation!

This image is taken from our 1870's Room.

17/12/2023

Just three weeks to go!

Starting Sunday, 7th January 2024, our Branson Coates wing will temporarily close its doors for the much-anticipated 'Real Rooms project.' 🛠️

'Real Rooms' is a major step toward enhancing the representation of our Rooms Through Time, representing homes of different classes, ethnicities and backgrounds. Real Rooms will support the Museum to unveil the interconnected stories of our local community, weaving narratives of Vietnamese, , Indian and Irish history into our ever-expanding tapestry of home. 🏡

Real Rooms is made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund, with thanks to National Lottery players. .

15/12/2023

Ice skates in 1683?

The Stephenson family have just returned from the 1683 Frost Fair and are warming up by the fire.

Visit our Rooms Through Time this December and discover Winter Past. ❄️🧣 Always free to visit Tues-Sun 10-5 pm.

Museum of the Home will be closed to the public on 24, 25 & 26 December 2023 and 1 January 2024. See below for the detai...
14/12/2023

Museum of the Home will be closed to the public on 24, 25 & 26 December 2023 and 1 January 2024. See below for the details on our opening hours ❄️👇

Sunday 24 December - CLOSED
Monday 25 December - CLOSED
Tuesday 26 December - CLOSED
Wednesday 27 December - 10am to 5pm
Thursday 28 December - 10am to 5pm
Friday 29 December - 10am to 5pm
Saturday 30 December - 10am to 5pm
Sunday 31 December - 10am to 5pm
Monday 1 January 2024 - CLOSED

From Tuesday 2 January 2024, we will return to regular opening hours (10am to 5pm, Tuesday to Sunday and bank holidays) 🕰️

📸 Museum of the Home (An afternoon at the Frost Fair in 1683)

13/12/2023

A Sephardi Hannukah in 1745

We‘ve transformed our Rooms Through Time for Winter. Welcome to Winter Past ❄️ Only at Museum of the Home

Winter Past is free to visit Tue-Sun 10-5pm

As the winter nights set in, it's the perfect time to cuddle up with a warm blanket and brew. Our beloved shop features ...
12/12/2023

As the winter nights set in, it's the perfect time to cuddle up with a warm blanket and brew. Our beloved shop features a 100% pure wool blanket exclusively designed and manufactured in Yorkshire that we think you'll love. ❄️

This modern technicolour blanket, adorned with purl fringes, draws inspiration from traditional motifs found in Welsh blankets. Jacquard woven, the intricate double-sided design posed a technical challenge for the weaver, but the result is colourful and bold.

Only a few are left in stock; order by Friday to ensure it arrives in time for Christmas. 🎁

Visit https://ow.ly/Ys6H50QhY3G

Last week, year 5 students from William Davis Primary School met Matt and Lucy from Matt + Fiona to kick off our new six...
08/12/2023

Last week, year 5 students from William Davis Primary School met Matt and Lucy from Matt + Fiona to kick off our new six-month-long Discovery Garden project!🌳

Over the next few months, the students will design and build an interactive Adobe brick-making laboratory. They've explored patterns in our Rooms Through Time and Home Galleries, created brick stamp designs using ink/soil from our garden, and had a (slightly competitive!) garden clean-up!

Next month, the class will focus on learning woodworking techniques and tool use to craft and join their own brick moulds. Stay tuned for more updates!

07/12/2023

In exactly one month, our Branson Coates wing will temporarily close for the Real Rooms project. Years in the making, will bring to life seven new period rooms reflecting our diverse East London community.

They will include a Jewish tenement from 1911, the home of a newlywed Irish couple in the 1950s, and a contemporary British-Vietnamese home. The new 2000s room will explore how LGBTQ+ renters shared space during the noughties, and the innovative Future Room will explore how we adapt to challenges in the face of the climate emergency and technological developments.

Our beloved 1870s Parlour and 1976 Front Room will undergo expansion and transformation into more immersive spaces.

New rooms are on the horizon! Which one are you most excited to see?

Thank you to all who visited our recent Winter Yard Sale and bid in our Online Auction! 🍾We are delighted to have welcom...
06/12/2023

Thank you to all who visited our recent Winter Yard Sale and bid in our Online Auction! 🍾

We are delighted to have welcomed over 2000 visitors on the day, with terrific engagement in the auction online. With your generosity, we were able to raise over £30,000 for the Campaign for Change: Food Equality, reducing food insecurity and supporting Londoners of all ages to access good food.

This could not have been achieved without our wonderful visitors and contributors who took part. A huge thank you to all our stallholders and auction donors for their participation, enthusiasm and donations. We are thrilled and are already looking forward to next year! 👀

📸 Dillon Everest

From 7 January 2024, our Branson Coates wing will temporarily close to begin work on the much-anticipated Real Rooms pro...
04/12/2023

From 7 January 2024, our Branson Coates wing will temporarily close to begin work on the much-anticipated Real Rooms project.

This initiative will bring to life seven new period rooms to more widely reflect the rich history of our East London community.

🎄Join us after-hours this Thursday 7 December to enjoy our Winter Past rooms before their closure and redevelopment! Come and wander through the Rooms Through Time with our curators, indulge in mulled wine and seasonal music, and drop into a crafting workshop.

🎟️ Tickets £5-7 / Free for Changemakers. Limited spaces left at bit.ly/wintergathering_MotH

We love our little shop 🌟 All purchases support our collections, issues-led programming and work with communities. Full ...
02/12/2023

We love our little shop 🌟 All purchases support our collections, issues-led programming and work with communities. Full of forest folk pieces from Stoke Newington's Folka, glamorous disco baubles and chic homewares, there's something for everyone!

shop.museumofthehome.org.uk

Last online orders should be made before Friday 15 December to receive deliveries in time for Christmas🎄🎁

Join us on Sunday 10 December from 11am to 4pm for a free and festive Hanukkah Family Day, as part of our Winter Festiva...
01/12/2023

Join us on Sunday 10 December from 11am to 4pm for a free and festive Hanukkah Family Day, as part of our Winter Festival.

Get creative and design your own dreidel to take home. Plus, explore our 1745 Period Room with a Museum curator, exploring the story of the Mendoza household on the final night of Hanukkah. Open to all!

📆 Sunday 10 December, 11am to 4pm
📍 Museum of the Home
🔗 FREE, drop-in - find out more at bit.ly/hanukkahfamilyday

30/11/2023

We're back in our 1970s West Indian Front Room to share some nuggets from recent history. Learn about the aesthetics of crochet in the Black Caribbean home with Dr Rose Sinclair.

29/11/2023

Our annual Christmas wreath-making workshop is back this Saturday 2 December, where Head Gardener Heather will be sharing the secrets to creating the perfect winter wreath.

Perhaps you're upgrading your autumn wreaths for a festive one with fresh greenery?🍁

Plus, visitors on Saturday will be in for a treat with live music and carols echoing throughout the Museum from local group Suzuki Hub 🎼🎵

📅 Saturday 2 December, 1-4pm
🔗 Limited capacity! Get your tickets at bit.ly/wreathmakingworkshop_MotH
📍 Museum of the Home - 136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA

27/11/2023

Canned bread was popular during rationing in the Second World War. 🍞🔍

Today is the last chance to bid in our Online Auction! 🔥Whether you’re visiting us at the Winter Yard Sale today or excl...
26/11/2023

Today is the last chance to bid in our Online Auction! 🔥

Whether you’re visiting us at the Winter Yard Sale today or exclusively online through the Auction, there’s an array of fantastic prizes, gifts and experiences on offer that will help support our Campaign for Change: Food Equality.

Our Campaign for Change focuses on the issues which affect people’s experiences and ideas of ‘home’. By building a shared understanding of how unequal access to food impacts people’s lives and experiences of home, we can be part of the solution.

Bidding closes at 8pm tonight 🔗Go to the auction site on our app.galabid.com/mothcfcauction

Enjoy a 10% discount on all online orders in celebration of  ! Every great museum has a fantastic shop, and ours is no e...
24/11/2023

Enjoy a 10% discount on all online orders in celebration of ! Every great museum has a fantastic shop, and ours is no exception! Museums aren't just keepers of history they're also great curators of style. Our shop team have picked some of their faves for you today.

✨ Use code MUSEUMSHOPSUNDAY for your discount.
🚚Free UK delivery on orders over £50.
🛍️

Order at https://ow.ly/q86350Qaqng or via the link in bio.

It’s almost time to open the doors to our Winter Yard Sale, with the mulled wine and festive nibbles ready to welcome yo...
24/11/2023

It’s almost time to open the doors to our Winter Yard Sale, with the mulled wine and festive nibbles ready to welcome you as you browse! 🍷

Expect gorgeous items from Mercantile, exclusive treats from Casa del Folklore’s studio clear-out of their beloved mugs, plates and artisanal products, Fabrication's Secret Santa crafting gift packs made especially for the Yard Sale, and newly forged knives from Allday Goods!

Early entry tickets have now sold out—get your general entry tickets from £5! 🎟️

📆 Sunday 26 November, 10am-5pm
📍 136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA
🔗 Book via bit.ly/WinterYardSaleAuction_MotH

23/11/2023

A miraculous story of renewed hope from our Head Gardener Heather, saving our myrtle bush during one unpredictable British winter🌳❄️

We’re counting down the days...⌛ This Sunday, we’ll be welcoming over 40 designers, creatives and household names to the...
23/11/2023

We’re counting down the days...⌛ This Sunday, we’ll be welcoming over 40 designers, creatives and household names to the Museum’s Winter Yard Sale!

You’re invited to explore the timeless elegance and low-key luxury of Sybil Colefax and John Fowler, or the gorgeous homewares of Jess Wheeler. Embrace the stunning vintage clothing of Manifesto Women, or shop the bold hues and patterns of Amuse la Bouche. Plus, get excited for the unique chance to take home items from Kate Malone’s private collection of celery pots!

Our Campaign for Change focuses on the issues which affect people’s experiences and ideas of ‘home’. By building a shared understanding of how unequal access to food impacts people’s lives and experiences of home, we can be part of the solution.

📆 Sunday 26 November, 10am-5pm
📍 136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA
🔗 Get tickets at bit.ly/WinterYardSaleAuction_MotH

Early entry tickets have now sold out—get your general entry tickets from £5! 🎟️ And don’t forget, buying a ticket enters you into a prize draw to win a free Liberty Mini Malborough Cross Body Tote Bag in Violet, built to stand the test of time and worth over £400.





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