Lady Dalmeny is appointed as Chair of the Museum of the Home. The Secretary of State has appointed Lady Dalmeny for a four year term commencing 01 October 2022: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/lady-dalmeny-appointed-as-chair-of-the-museum-of-the-home
The team at Museum of the Home are looking forward to working with Lady Caroline Dalmeny to help us deliver our vision. There has never been a greater need for a place like this Museum, a place where people are invited to explore and debate the meaning of home. This appointment, made by the Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, will help us live up to that ambition.
Radical Home: A Museum Late
Exclusive Museum tours, talks, DJs and drinks, Friday 30 September 6pm to 9.30pm
How can we make sense of what's happening?
How can we live better together?
Caught in the crosshairs of a cost of living crisis and climate cataclysm, radicalism and resistance feel like the only option to tackle our problems. But how can we bring this to life at home - where great ideas for living begin while dozing off in our beds, around kitchen tables or rediscovered down the back of the sofa?
Become part of our stellar crew of thinkers and doers to celebrate, explore and dream up ways to live better together at Radical Home: A Museum Late.
Find out more: https://www.museumofthehome.org.uk/whats-on/events/radical-home-a-museum-late/
* Textile historian Amber Butchart, curator at London’s Fashion and Textile Museum, presenter on BBC programmes British Sewing Bee and A Stitch In Time, opens the party to talk about radical fashion through time
* Acclaimed British Bengali artist and designer Rahemur Rahman shares his design expertise to inspire new reinterpretations for stories of identity, part of the exhibition My Home, My Bari currently showing at Museum of the Home
* East London born and bred multi-disciplinary punk Suresh Singh, known as The Cockney Sikh, famed for DJing on Islington Radio a recent guest on Craig Charles' BBC Radio 6 Music show, spins a selection of records from his incredible repertoire celebrating protest and resistance
* Ethan Chinyere, visitor host at Museum of the Home and recipient of a Geoffrey Bond award to research the history of costume, unveils their tour of the Museum’s 1695, 1790, 1937 and 1976 Rooms Through Time - examining how clothing styles in those periods sent messages about identity, race, class and station in life to others in society
* Marcia O’Connor, visitor host at Museum of the Home and recipient of a Geoffrey Bond award to research the history of colonial commodities, leads their tour
The rail strikes may affect some visitors' journeys to @museumofthehome. We will be open as usual from 10am to 5pm (last entry 4pm). A warm welcome awaits you both at the Museum and in our café. We'd be delighted to see you.
How are you doing in this hot weather? Fancy a cool cocktail in the garden? Then pop along to our shop, in person or online, and stock up on those summer must-haves. Our Alfreso Collection has it all: https://shop.museumofthehome.org.uk/collections/alfresco-home
"It might be the best present-shopping spot in London."
Join our Visitor Experience team here @museumofthehome. The Visitor Experience team sits at the heart of everything we do.
We're looking for talented customer focused people living or studying in and around Hackney and the East End.
Full time and part time roles are up for grabs: https://www.museumofthehome.org.uk/what-we-do/jobs/visitor-experience-host/
(DEADLINE: Monday 18 July, 5pm)
Our Festival of Sleep is in full swing. We have exhibitions exploring sleep through time, talks by sleep experts, explorations of domestic violence, migration, and neurodiversity and sleep, rest as subversion and much more.
Sleep Through Time is free to view and explores how our understanding and experience of sleep has shifted over time and across cultures.
Maayan Sophia Weisstub's The Bed explores the effects of domestic violence on rest and opens from 5 July 2022, it's free to experience too.
Leading Sleep Experts, Professor Russell Foster and Dr. Neil Stanley will inform and surprise you in a free talk and Q&A all about sleep and sleeping better (booking essential).
Also as part of the Festival of Sleep at the Museum of the Home, Dr. Michael McMillan, curator of the Museum of the Home’s 1970s room, will lead a creative workshop to discuss our dreams and explore dream cultures, beliefs and practices (booking essential).
We're also exploring Black Women's bedtime rituals, self-care and the importance of adornment in their aesthetic.
Join yogi, author and sleep recovery expert Lisa Sanfilippo for an introduction to yoga for better sleep (booking essential).
My Beautiful Twisted Georgian Fantasy is an interactive and free to visit exhibit as part of our Festival of Sleep. All that’s missing is you. Come.
Get the whole story here, and get booking for those events: https://www.sleep.museumofthehome.org.uk/
We have a brilliant team here at the Museum; focused, friendly and fun. All that's missing is you. Join us.
We have two great roles, one in HR (part-time) and the other in Operations (full-time).
Get details and apply before the deadline, 5pm on Friday 17 June 2022: https://www.museumofthehome.org.uk/what-we-do/jobs/
Cut loose and party in your pyjamas at Museum of the Home. Give yourself a night off at the Great Pyjama Party on Saturday 25 June. Bring a friend and enjoy boozy cocktails, decode your dreams, experience a nightwear catwalk, step out to a silent disco, or enjoy lilting jazz lullabies before settling down to a bedtime story. You'll get an exclusive preview of our new Festival of Sleep and lots of other goodies too.
The Great Pyjama Party is a house party like no other. Explore the Museum after-hours, enjoy a nightwear catwalk, sip dreamy cocktails to soothing live jazz lullabies, head for the silent disco or have your dreams decoded ... there's so much more too. So leave the kids at home, bring a friend, and get ready to party.
BOOK NOW- sleep.museumofthehome.org.uk
Sleep is part of our everyday life, yet also misunderstood and mysterious. Our Festival of Sleep explores sleep and rest through our home environments.
From June to September 2022 you can delve into dreaming minds, address inequalities of sleep, explore how we can improve health and wellbeing by adapting how we sleep, and much more in a series of exhibitions, talks, and activities.
We'll also have a brilliant programme for families and children to explore sleep, from sleepy sensory hideouts to comforting bedtime stories, and a new family trail uncovering sleep in our re-styled Rooms Through Time.
And we kick it all off in style with our Great Pyjama Party on 25 June.
Get all the details from sleep.museumofthehome.org.uk
#exploringsleep #museum #home
A warm welcome awaits you at the Museum of the Home. Just drop by, there's no need to book ahead. Come with family or friends. Our gardens are glorious. Our Rooms Through Time displays are legendary. Our Home Galleries provide room to think.
We are open Tuesday to Sunday (and bank holidays) 10am to 5pm, with last entry at 4pm.
See what's on: https://www.museumofthehome.org.uk/
We welcome everyone. We are open Tuesday to Sunday (and bank holidays) 10am to 5pm, with last entry at 4pm. Just drop by, there's no need to book ahead. A warm welcome awaits you.
As always, we remain free to visit.
We encourage you to book a timed ticket in advance to guarantee entry. We have tickets available on the door each day but you may have to wait if we are busy.
More here: https://www.museumofthehome.org.uk/visit-us/
Good Chance Artists present … Home, Migration, Belonging
In this premiere exhibition, three artists with histories and heritages of migration – Andrea Ling, Basel Zaraa and Hamed Moradi – explore what it means to leave a home and what it means to build a new one.
Museum of the Home
Tuesday 12 April to Monday 2 May
10am to 5pm
These powerful new works of art are commissioned by Good Chance.
All three pieces are striking explorations of vital questions of our time:
👉 How can we live side by side in this new world?
👉 How do we live in harmony with the natural world?
👉 When you have to leave your home, what does it mean to make a new one in this country?
Explore the work through interactive-touch-audio installation of plants and soil, model recreations, and illustrations and soundscapes.
The Good Chance Artist Commissions are funded by Arts Council England, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.
#Museum #VisualArt #Interactive
Good Chance Theatre Pacha People
'Journey through Tomorrowland' with FREE interactive storytelling and creative workshops for 8s and under at Museum of the Home from Tuesday 5 to Thursday 14 April.
Come, you can also enjoy our gardens, our exhibits and our Rooms Through Time - FREE of charge.
If you and yours are feeling peckish, our lovely cafe/restaurant Molly's will dish up everything from pastries, biscuits, tea and coffee to a full lunch with wine. The choice is yours.
Make a day of it at the Museum of the Home: https://www.museumofthehome.org.uk/whats-on/events/holidays-journey-through-tomorrowland/
School holidays are on the horizon. We have storytelling and crafting for 8s and under on each Tuesday and Thursday of the holidays. Picnic in our lunch room and explore the beautiful Gardens Through Time.
Just drop in, 11am-4pm, activities are free, no booking required.
Free on Saturday? Pop down and find out about the volunteering opportunities across the Museum.
We have everything from meeting and greeting visitors and school groups, to helping in the library, stores and gardens.
There's something for everyone. Saturday 26 March, 11am to 4pm.
Free on Saturday? Pop down and find out about the volunteering opportunities across the Museum. We have everything from meeting and greeting visitors and school groups, to helping in the library, stores and gardens.
There's something for everyone.
Saturday 26 March, 11am to 4pm.
Don your best PJs and head to the Museum of Home for a house party like never before. Join The Great Pyjama Party on Saturday 25 June to kick off the Museum's Festival of Sleep, June-September 2022.
Watch roving fashion shows of the best nightwear on the market 👚
Sip chamomile cocktails 🍸 or boozy hot chocolate ☕
Sway to jazz lullabies or step out in your slippers at our silent disco 🎵
Join a moonlit yoga session in our fragrant Gardens Through Time 🧘
Have your nocturnal thoughts analysed by a dream reader 💭
Make the perfect sleepy pillow spray 🛏️
Save the date for The Great Pyjama Party and head to @museumofthehome to sign up for notification when booking is live. 🔔
It's #WorldSleepDay and we have a sleepy invitation for you 🌚
Don your best PJs to join The Great Pyjama Party on Saturday 25 June, launching the Museum's Festival of Sleep, June-September 2022 😴
At The Great Pyjama Party, you'll find:
👀Watch roving fashion shows of the best nightwear on the market
🍸Sip chamomile cocktails or boozy hot chocolate
🎵Sway to jazz lullabies or step out in your slippers at our silent disco
🌙Join a moonlit yoga session in our fragrant Gardens Through Time
💭Have your nocturnal thoughts analysed by a dream reader
🛌Make the perfect sleepy pillow spray
Save the date for The Great Pyjama Party and sign up for notification when booking is live https://bit.ly/34O2wVw
Join us for holiday fun for 8s and under at the Museum on:
📅 Tuesday 5 and Thursday 7
📅 Tuesday 12 and Thursday 14 April
for interactive storytelling 📔 and creative workshops 🎨 throughout the day.
All activities are free, just drop in at any time 🆓. For timings and more information: https://bit.ly/3MTkB5A
Looking forward to seeing you all there 🐰
That’s it - the Yard Sale Online Auction and Prize Draw are now CLOSED! Thank you to everyone who took part.
That brings the Yard Sale event, from our auction and prize draw all this week to our epic sale and workshop programme at the Museum yesterday, to its end.
What a phenomenal turn out from our community of visitors, makers, our wonderful Yard Sale Curatorial Committee @carolynasome @nuramosley @christine_chanway @deborah_t_johnson @alimossthomas @twighutchinson and our amazing Museum.
Phew! What was the Yard Sale all about? It was to support Behind the Door, our Museum campaign tackling female homelessness.
Most homelessness experienced by women isn't happening on the streets. It more frequently means sofa surfing, camping in someone's spare room, a hostel or council-sourced temporary accommodation. That’s why we call it ‘hidden homelessness’. According to @londoncouncils 65 percent of homeless Londoners in temporary accommodation are women – that’s 42,000 women who need the help you’ve given this weekend.
Every penny we make in the online auction funds Behind the Door, which supports 25 charities working with homeless people in London through our partner @londonhomelesscollective
That’s it - the Yard Sale is done!
We’ve had a blast and we’ve loved seeing all the beautiful and surprising things our stallholders had to offer, the amazing things our workshop visitors have made, and seeing people leaving the Museum with lovely things to welcome Spring into their homes ☺️
Thank you to all for supporting us and helping tackle female homelessness. You’ve all made a huge difference today.
The Yard Sale Online Auction and Prize Draw close tomorrow at 8pm. Get involved at the link in bio ✌️
Join us on Saturday 19 March for a night-time walk across London to raise funds to tackle female and family homelessness.
We'd love you to join us.
Register now: https://bit.ly/3tq6AW2
Spring is nearly here and here's the perfect day out to enjoy it – join us at our Yard Sale, on Saturday 12 March 🌻
With Museum of the Home Ambassador Carolyn Asome leading the way we’ve curated a truly inspiring group of interiors and homeware makers to sell their beautiful creations, for home and garden, on our own historic Kingsland Road lawns. Alongside big names including The Conran Shop and Matches Fashion you’ll meet burgeoning tastemakers including perfume maker Maya Nije, Rooms, artist Birungi Kawooya and many more.
Delve deeper into the making of a home with workshops across the Museum all day, including fabric dyeing with contemporary crafters The New Craftsmen and clothing repair Celia Pym.
When you’re done with shopping, meeting makers and learning new skills, stay and enjoy our museum for free all day. Our Rooms Through Time and Home Galleries share stories of home life through the last 400 years.
Grab a coffee from our lovely light filled café Molly's and potter through our beautiful Gardens Through Time to enjoy that first kiss of Spring.
Our Early Bird ticket gives you exclusive access to the Yard Sale one hour before it officially opens, or join us from 10am with a regular ticket 🌼🌷🌻
Tickets and more information ➡️ https://bit.ly/3yU8oai
Are you based in East London? Do you want to develop your creative voice and have a platform for your artistic work?
Join our professional poet and Hackney local Anthony Anaxagorou who will lead a series of workshops for anyone aged 16 to 25 who:
✨ has an interest in poetry
✨ is keen to learn more about arts and heritage
✨ is eager to develop their creative skills
To find out more and sign up: https://bit.ly/3EmNwKa
Deadline is Sunday 20 February
And just like that…we’re open!
If you’re booked to visit the Museum today, don’t forget to tag us in your photos and stories, if your booking is coming up, we’ll see you soon!
And if you haven’t booked yet, what are you waiting for? http://bit.ly/39Ypd6Q