Museum of the Home

136 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London, E2 8EA
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Address
136 Kingsland Road, Hackney, London, E2 8EA

Telephone
020 7739 9893

Region
Hackney

Nearest Station
Hoxton (0.03 miles)

Website
museumofthehome.org.uk

Covid 19 Information
We are doing everything we can to help keep our visitors and staff safe. Masks / face coverings: please wear a mask or face covering unless you have a reason you cannot do this (children under 11 are exempt). Our staff and volunteers wear mask or face covering (unless they are exempt) and have their temperature taken daily. Hand sanitiser and cleaning: there is hand sanitiser available throughout the Museum. Please wash or sanitise your hands regularly. We thoroughly clean once a day and staff regularly wipe down high touch points such as door handles. We provide wipes for visitors to use for interactives. Moving through the Museum: we are operating a one-way route through the Museum, which is easy to follow. Please follow signage. Please follow social distancing guidelines throughout your visit, including when speaking to our staff. Transactions: the shop, café and donations are cashless and will operate contactless payment only. If you feel unwell: please do not visit if you feel unwell or have Covid-19 symptoms.

The Museum of the Home in Hoxton, East London has announced that it will reopen to the public on Saturday 12th June following an £18.1 million capital redevelopment project. With a mission to discover, reveal and rethink what home means, the reimagined Museum, designed by Wright & Wright Architects, opens up the 300-year old buildings and gardens, and reveals 80% more exhibition space for the collections and creative collaborations. Through a dynamic programme of exhibitions, artist commissions, performances, discussions, collaborations, festivals and events, the Museum will address topical issues such as homelessness, immigration, mental health and the environment, while responding to local, national and global narratives. Visitors will be able to explore the subject of home from diverse viewpoints and creative responses, both historical and contemporary. The renovation of the original Grade-1 listed, 18th-century almshouses and the development of new spaces will double the capacity for exhibitions, events and collections, which span 400 years. The brand new Home Galleries will explore universal themes, social issues and personal stories related to the theme of home and asking visitors to consider ‘What does home mean to you?’. In addition, the refreshed Rooms & Gardens Through Time will explore historic and contemporary ways of living from 1600 to the present day, and will include a new Victorian period room, a 1976 Front Room curated by Michael McMillan, and a Room of Now curated by different leading minds, creatives and community groups. Tickets can be booked via museumofthehome.org.uk. Entry is free but must be booked in advance. @museumofthehome #museumofthehome

Museum of the Home Picture Gallery

Front Room 1976 by Michael McMillan, courtesy of Museum of the Home, image credit Em Fitzgerald
Front Room 1976 by Michael McMillan, courtesy of Museum of the Home, image credit Em Fitzgerald
Home Galleries, courtesy of Museum of the Home, image credit Em Fitzgerald
Home Galleries, courtesy of Museum of the Home, image credit Em Fitzgerald
Museum of The Home, new entrance opposite Hoxton station, image credit ©Hufton+Crow
Museum of The Home, new entrance opposite Hoxton station, image credit ©Hufton+Crow

Events

WingJam festival

Kingsland Lawns, Museum of the Home, 136 Kingsland Road

Friday 2nd of July 2021 to Sunday 4th of July 2021

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