We found 0 things to do for Freud Museum! The Freud Museum, at 20 Maresfield Gardens in Hampstead, was the home of Sigmund Freud and his family when they escaped Nazi annexation of Austria in 1938. It remained the family home until Anna Freud, the youngest daughter, died in 1982. Read more
The Freud Museum, at 20 Maresfield Gardens in Hampstead, was the home of Sigmund Freud and his family when they escaped Nazi annexation of Austria in 1938. It remained the family home until Anna Freud, the youngest daughter, died in 1982. The centrepiece of the museum is Freud's study, preserved just as it was during his lifetime.rnIt contains Freud's remarkable collection of antiquities: Egyptian; Greek; Roman and Oriental. Almost 2,000 items fill cabinets and are ranged on every surface. There are rows of ancient figures on the desk where Freud wrote until the early hours of the morning. The walls are lined with shelves containing Freud's large library.
The house is also filled with memories of his daughter, Anna, who lived there for 44 years and continued to develop her pioneering psychoanalytic work, especially with children. It was her wish that the house become a museum to honour her illustrious father. The museum is now being developed as a cultural and Research Centre of outstanding value to the professional community. The Freuds were fortunate to be able to bring all their furniture and household effects to London: there were splendid Biedermeier chests, tables and cupboards, and a fine collection of 18th and 19th century Austrian painted country furniture.Undoubtedly the most famous piece of furniture in all the collection is Freud's psychoanalytic couch, on which all of Freud's patients reclined. The couch is remarkably comfortable and is covered with a richly coloured Iranian rug with chenille cushions piled on top. Other fine oriental rugs, Heriz and Tabriz, cover the floor and tables.The Freud Museum's central function is to celebrate the life and work of Sigmund and Anna Freud. The museum organises active programmes of research and publication (link to Museum Publications List). It has an Education Service which organizes conferences, talks and special visits to the museum.
How to get there
By Car From Central London follow the Finchley Road (A41) north as far as Swiss Cottage. At the Swiss Cottage intersection, follow the sign to Hampstead. This takes you up Fitzjohn's Avenue. After the traffic lights at Swiss Cottage, take the 3rd turning on your left into Nutley Terrace. Maresfield Gardens is the first left off this road. Parking Parking on Maresfield Gardens is restricted to residents only from Monday to Friday 09.00-18.30 and Saturday 09.30-13.30. Pay and display parking is available at the south end of Maresfield Gardens, near South Hampstead High School and also on Nutley Terrace.By Overland Train The nearest overland station is at Finchley Road and Frognal, about 5-10 minutes’ walk from the Museum. On leaving the station cross Finchley Road, turn left up Frognal. Veer right on to Netherhall Way and right again into Netherhall Gardens. After this, take the first left into Nutley Terrace and first right into Maresfield Gardens. By Underground Take the Jubilee Line or Metropolitan Line to Finchley Road station (Please note that this station is in Zone 2). On leaving the station cross Finchley Road and turn right. At Natwest Bank turn left up Trinity Walk. At the top of this path is Maresfield Gardens. By Bus Buses 13, 82 and 113 all stop near Finchley Road underground station. See above for directions from Finchley Road station.
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