FREUD MUSEUM LONDON
20 Maresfield Gardens
t: 020 7435 2002
To step through the front door of 20 Maresfield Gardens in picturesque Hampstead is to enter another world. This world belongs to Sigmund Freud, his daughter Anna, and their ground-breaking work in psychoanalysis.
The Freud Museum London was the final home of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, who came here with his family in 1938, after fleeing Nazi-occupied Vienna.
Most importantly for Freud, he was able to bring his extensive library and much-loved collection of antiquities with him to London. Here, in his new home, he re-created his study and consulting room, much as it had been in Vienna and took up his professional practice until the last weeks of his life.
The heart of the house remains Freud’s study, preserved just as it was during his lifetime. It contains Freud’s remarkable collection of antiquities: Egyptian; Greek; Roman and Oriental. Almost 2,000 objects fill cabinets and are arranged 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.
Among the book-lined walls and antiquities you will also find his original, and now iconic, psychoanalytic couch.
“20 Maresfield Gardens… Our last home on this planet.” Sigmund Freud