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Freud Museum & House

The Freud House was the home of Sigmund Freud and his family after they escaped the Nazi annexation of Austria in early 1938.  While he died in September 1939, his daughter Anna stayed in the house and it remained in their family until 1982.  His daughter, Anna, is also recognized as a pioneer in child psychoanalysis.  The centrepiece of the museum is Freud’s study, preserved just as it was during his lifetime. Freud’s Vienna consulting room was recreated in this house in faithful detail by Freud. He continued to see patients there until the terminal stages of his cancer. The Freud Museum commemorates his work, as well as Anna’s, and maintains their working environment. It houses a reference library, photo library and archive.  There is a lively  education service catering for primary to tertiary levels.  The museum also hosts regular contemporary art, historical and biographical exhibitions, as well a varied events programme including talks, workshops, tours and conferences.  There is a small shop.  Admission fees exist.

The museum is open to the public Wednesday to Sunday, 12:00 – 17:00.  For more information visit their website at: http://www.freud.org.uk/

Located at: 20 Maresfield Gardens London NW3 5SX

Closest tube: Finchley Road

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This entry was posted on July 17, 2012 by in Camden, Famous People, Museums (Historical).
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