Freud Museum London

Freud Museum London
20 Maresfield Gardens
London
Greater London
NW3 5SX
England

Website

www.freud.org.uk/

E-mail

info@freud.org.uk

Telephone

020 7435 2002

Fax

020 7431 5452

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Freud's couch
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Listed house in Hampstead where Sigmund Freud and his family lived after fleeing the Nazis in 1938. The Museum was founded in 1986. It has featured in numerous films and TV broadcasts and hosts regular exhibitions and events. It is available for hire for filming and evening functions.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Wed 12.00-20.30
Thurs-Sun 12.00-17.00

Admission charges

Adults: £6.00
Senior Citizens: £4.50
Concs: £3.00 (with valid student ID card, children aged 12-16, unemployed persons, disabled persons)
Under 12s: Free

Discounts

  • Museums Association

Additional info

Our library, study and research facilities are open by appointment only.

Sigmund Freud's large collection of Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Oriental antiquities and his library. His study with the psychoanalytic couch preserve his working environment. A reference library, archive and picture library document the history of psychoanalysis.

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Personalities, Social History

Key artists and exhibits

  • Freud's couch; Dali portrait of Freud; Brouillet print of Charcot; Abu Simbel print; photographs of Yvette Guilbert, Princess Marie Bonaparte, Lou Andreas-Salome, Charcot, Freud family.
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Psychoanalysis and Art

Where we are now

  • 11 March — 12 April 2015 *on now

This new exhibition explores how psychoanalytic ideas are currently used in research which engages with very contemporary issues and the challenges of the modern world. The pieces are by six young artists from the Slade School of Fine Art, who have been commissioned to produce work that contests misconceptions and clichés about psychoanalytic research, and emphasises the discipline’s relevance to twenty-first century life.

Their work is inspired by research carried out at the UCL Psychoanalysis Unit, which investigates topics ranging from tattooing to technology, the arts, the economy and, of course, mental and physical health.

The Psychoanalysis Unit’s mission is to break the mould of traditional approaches to psychoanalysis, taking inspiration from the discipline’s ideas to meet modern challenges. Our truly interdisciplinary research draws on a wide range of research methods and theoretical perspectives taken from neuroscience and clinical trials, anthropology, economics and history.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£7 Adult
£4 Student/ Concessions
£5 Seniors

under 12 free

Website

http://freud.org.uk/exhibitions/75871/where-we-are-now/

Sigmund Freud

Freud Before Psychoanalysis: Early Scientific Discoveries, 1873-1895

  • 30 April — 7 June 2015

Long before Freud coined the term psychoanalysis in 1896 and developed a profound new body of psychological theory and technique, he had distinguished himself as a young scientific researcher and physician. Between 1876 and 1895, Freud made numerous contributions to various branches of medicine and biology, including, physiology, anatomy, histology, anaesthetics, paediatrics, and neurology.

The exhibition will include a display of rare books, unpublished letters, certificates, and journals from the collections of the RSM Library and the Freud Museum.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£7 Adult £4 Students/Concessions £5 Seniors

Website

http://freud.org.uk/exhibitions/75881/freud-the-physician/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Freud Museum London

Psychoanalysis after Freud

  • 8 January — 26 March 2015 *on now

8 January 2015 - 26 March 2015
Thursdays 6.30-8.30pm

Psychoanalysis after Freud

12 week evening course

The course will offer an overview of the main developments in psychoanalysis since Freud, including Jung, Klein, Winnicott and Lacan. We will examine how the most creative figures in psychoanalysis changed and developed Freud's ideas and methods, and discuss their criticisms of his work.

No prior knowledge will be assumed and you will be guided by an experienced tutor with many years' teaching experience.

Tutor: Keith Barrett BA PhD Having received his PhD from the Wellcome Centre for the History of Medicine at University College London, Dr Barrett specialises in both philosophy and psychoanalysis and has taught at several leading institutions, including Imperial College and Birkbeck College.

Admission

£175 Adults
£145 Members of the Museum, £110 students/unwaged

Website

http://freud.org.uk/events/75637/psychoanalysis-after-freud/

The Hidden Freud Cover

The Hidden Freud: His Hassidic Roots

  • 15 April 2015 6:30-8pm

There were many Freuds: the scholar, the academic, the researcher, the neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis. All were noted for their rejection of religion and their identification with the prevalent German culture. This was the picture painted by Freud's principal biographers: Ernest Jones, Peter Gay and Ronald Clark They agreed that Freud came from an assimilated Jewish background and that he was a completely secular intellectual.

However, more recent studies show a very different and more complicated Freud. This Freud emerged from a deeply religious Hassidic background with generations of distinguished rabbis and Jewish scholars on both his maternal, paternal and marital sides. They demonstrate that Freud was very knowledgeable about Jewish ideas and practices and that he was conversant with both Hebrew and Yiddish.

This lecture will consider the hidden or covert dimension of Freud's persona and explore how it reflected his struggle with his Jewish, indeed, Kabbalistic antecedents.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£10 Adults; £7 Member of the Museum; £7 Student/Concession

Website

http://freud.org.uk/events/75861/the-hidden-freud-his-hassidic-roots/

Lou Andreas Salome

Women who Psychoanalyse: Lou Andreas-Salome, Karen Horney, Luce Irigaray, Jacqueline Rose

  • 16 April — 2 July 2015

12 week evening course

The course will highlight women as psychoanalytic innovators and critics, and as philosophers and cultural theorists - rather than dealing primarily with women as objects of psychoanalytic theory or cultural analysis. We will focus on four well known and highly regarded figures, examining their engagement with psychoanalysis and their broader thinking.

No prior knowledge will be assumed and you will be guided by an experienced tutor with many years' teaching experience

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£185 Adult; £155 Member of the Museum; £120 Students/Unwaged

Website

http://freud.org.uk/events/75883/women-who-psychoanalyse-lou-andreas-salome-karen-horney-luce-irigaray-jacqueline-rose/

Freud's Couch

Analysis: The Conservation of Freud's Couch

  • 23 April 2015 From 6:30pm

In September 2013, much needed conservation work began upon Sigmund Freud’s famous psychoanalytic couch. The process was carefully documented by artist, Jeremy Millar and resulted in his work 'Analysis'.

The evening begins with the opportunity to see the couch laid bare, followed by a short talk on the process by conservator, Poppy Singer, a screening of Jeremy Millar’s ‘Analysis’ 2015 (18:49), closing with a discussion between artist and conservator.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£10 Adults
£7 Members of the Museum
£7 Students/Concessions

Website

http://freud.org.uk/events/75882/analysis-the-conservation-of-freuds-couch/

Shulamith Firestone

'The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution' Shulamith Firestone

  • 27 April 2015 7-8pm

Join us for an evening marking the publication of a new edition of Shulamith Firestone’s groundbreaking work ‘The Dialectic of Sex’, (Verso, April 2015).This work by a then unknown 25 year old had an extraordinary impact on radical feminism when it first appeared in 1970.

Susie Orbach, psychotherapist, psychoanalyst, writer and social critic, is joined in conversation by Rachel Holmes, academic and author of the acclaimed ‘Eleanor Marx: A Life’. Together with Lisa Appignanesi, they co-edited the hotly-discussed ‘Fifty Shades of Feminism’ (Virago).

Originally published in 1970, when Shulamith Firestone was just twenty-five years old, and going on to become a bestseller, ‘The Dialectic of Sex’ was the first book of the women’s liberation movement to put forth a feminist theory of politics.

Beginning with a look at the radical and grassroots history of the first wave (with its foundation in the abolition movement of the time), Firestone documents its major victory, the granting of the vote to women in 1920, and the fifty years of ridicule that followed. She goes on to deftly synthesize the work of Freud, Marx, de Beauvoir, and Engels to create a cogent argument for feminist revolution. Identifying women as a caste, she declares that they must seize the means of reproduction—for as long as women (and only women) are required to bear and rear children, they will be singled out as inferior. Ultimately she presents feminism as the key radical ideology, the missing link between Marx and Freud, uniting their visions of the political and the personal.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10 Adult £7 Students/Concessions and Members of the Museum

Website

http://freud.org.uk/events/75890/the-dialectic-of-sex-the-case-for-feminist-revolution-shulamith-firestone/

Freud Museum

Director's Tour

  • 29 April 2015 2-2:30pm

Join Freud Museum Director, Carol Seigel, for a tour of Sigmund Freud’s home with its unique collections, and learn more about his last year, spent in this house after fleeing from Nazi occupied Vienna.

Tours take place on the last Wednesday of each month.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£7 Adult £4 Student/Concessions £5 Seniors

Website

http://freud.org.uk/events/75868/directors-tour/

Freud Museum

First Sunday House Tour

  • 3 May 2015 2-2:45pm

The tour will introduce visitors to the house, revealing curious stories behind the objects in Freud's collection and what they can tell us about his life and work.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£7 Adult £4 Students/Concessions £5 Seniors

Website

http://freud.org.uk/events/75865/first-sunday-house-tour/

Projections

PROJECTIONS: Cinematic representations of the unconscious

  • 11 May — 22 June 2015

At one time, conscious will alone was accepted as the mind’s primary motivating agency, but Sigmund Freud was a game changer: he developed and popularized the mysterious concept of the unconscious (a repository of repressed memories, obscure fears and forbidden desires) as the source of human behaviour, inspiring surrealist artists and intellectual rebels along the way.

Some critics doubt the existence of the unconscious; we can’t measure it or even see it – so how can we know what it is? Unconscious thoughts are not directly accessible to ordinary introspection, but can be deduced by special methods such as free association and parapraxes. Referring to dreams as the ‘royal road’ to the unconscious, Freud took pride in disturbing the sleep of humanity with his revolutionary psychoanalytic ideas.

‘PROJECTIONS: Cinematic representations of the unconscious’ is a 6-week course dedicated to the Freudian ‘archeologist’ tradition of digging away layers of the human mind in an attempt to translate the bizarre and beautiful language of the unconscious whilst imagining its shape and composition. Tracing the path of perplexing riddles that long to be deciphered, we will uncover the secrets of the soul from struggle to liberation, drawing symbolic connections with the cinematic experience.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£90 Adult £60 Concessions and Members of the Museum

Website

http://freud.org.uk/events/75895/projections-cinematic-representations-of-the-unconscious/

Freud Museum

Director's Tour

  • 27 May 2015 2-2:30pm

Join Freud Museum Director, Carol Seigel, for a tour of Sigmund Freud’s home with its unique collections, and learn more about his last year, spent in this house after fleeing from Nazi occupied Vienna.

Tours take place on the last Wednesday of each month.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£7 Adult £4 Students/Concessions £5 Seniors

Website

http://freud.org.uk/events/75866/directors-tour/

Maya

The Wounds Of History: Refugee Week 2015

  • 16 June 2015 7-8:30pm

This event will begin with an excerpt of a paper written by Maya Jacobs Wallfisch entitled 'The Wounds of History', following this, Maya and Trudy Gold will be in conversation about the impact of the Holocaust on the second generation of survivors. They will discuss psychological, historical and social aspects of this experience and encourage audience contribution.

The event coincides with Refugee Week 2015 - a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational events and activities that celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK and promotes better understanding of why people seek sanctuary.

Admission

£10 Adult
£7 Student/Member of the Museum

Website

http://freud.org.uk/events/75892/the-wounds-of-history-refugee-week-2015/

Fukushima

Life after Fukushima - north-east Japan

  • 19 June 2015 7-9pm

Join us for a screening of 'Life after Fukushima - north-east Japan' (French with English subtitles and voiceover, colour, 16/9, 54’, 2013) followed by a discussion between the filmmaker, Stéphane Thibierge, Lucia Corti and Dany Nobus

Synopsis - a French psychoanalyst and photographer, familiar with Japan, investigates one year after March 11, 2011, the lives and daily experience of people in the devastated areas of North-East Japan.

The whole world saw at the time images of people gripped in the confusion and disarray of a huge catastrophe. What became of these men and women, and how do they live today? The news channels have almost forgotten them since 2011.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£10 Adults
£7 Members of the Museum
£7 Students/Concessions

Website

http://freud.org.uk/events/75880/life-after-fukushima-north-east-japan/

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