Freud Museum London

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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: £9.00
Senior Citizens: £7
Concs: £5.00 (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.
Eye of a doll, The Uncanny: A Centenary exhibition poster

The Uncanny: A Centenary

  • 31 October 2019 — 9 February 2020 *on now

The uncanny is a feeling that is difficult to describe. It is related to dread, horror, repulsion and distress. But what turns something frightening into something uncanny?

The Freud Museum’s exhibition celebrates Freud’s essay and explores its legacy. Elizabeth Dearnley, Karolina Urbaniak, Martin Bladh, Lili Spain and Martha Todd have made new artworks exploring the uncanny which may make you feel a little unsettled… Alongside these new works will be several etchings by German Surrealist Hans Bellmer.

As well as finding out about historical and contemporary contexts, experience the immersive room inspired by E. T. A. Hoffmann’s story of The Sandman. Try out our downloadable app to hear an uncanny perspective on Freud’s collection of antiquities. Allow this exhibition to take you on a haunting journey through Freud’s former home.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Admission to the Museum is £10. Concessions available. Please refer to our website for information.

Website

https://www.freud.org.uk/exhibitions/the-uncanny-a-centenary/

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.
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INTRODUCING FREUD: Case Histories: Dora, Rat Man, Schreber

  • 16 November 2019 10am-5pm

In these brilliant essays, Freud puts himself on display both as a clinician and as a theorist, and the fact that he was honest enough to describe his failures as well as what he took to be his successes, ensures their enduring value for us today. We will look at three case histories, illustrating the psychoanalysis of hysteria, obsessional neurosis, and paranoia. In the first two, we witness the unfolding of Freud’s practice of psychoanalysis, as he leaves behind his original stance of being a ‘detective’ – actively questioning the patient to build up a picture of the probable causes of the symptoms – and replaces it with his mature approach in which the analyst ‘simply listens’. The third is based on a memoir of psychotic illness written by the patient, and this provides Freud with the material to formulate new psychological hypotheses, which extend the range of psychoanalytic theory beyond the neuroses.

Case Histories day course outline.
This is the fourth of five Saturday courses offering a complete introduction to Freud. The course will be accessible to beginners – but is also designed for those already familiar with Freud’s work who wish to acquaint themselves with the results of the latest research and scholarship bearing upon it, and up-date themselves on the recent debates addressing the intellectual issues and controversies surrounding it.

Admission

Standard £65.00
Friend of the Freud Museum £60.00
Patron of the Freud Museum £60.00
Student/concession £48.00

Website

https://www.freud.org.uk/event/introducing-freud-case-histories-dora-rat-man-schreber/#

Uncanny phone photo

One Uncanny Eve… Performing the Eerie and the Other

  • 24 November 2019 6-8pm

Join this Uncanny band of artists and performers as they animate Freud’s final home with tales of the eerie and the Other.

With candle eyes and whispered uncanny poetics, ghost hunting with the Uncanny Family, ‘Mana’ animistic ritual performance, childhood anxieties, dreams and fantasies return from their repressed home and tales from the Day of the Dead.

With artists’ Martin Bladh, Brian Catling, Sarah Grainger-Jones and lili Spain.

Part of an exciting series of events which coincide with the exhibition ‘The Uncanny: A Centenary’.

The exhibition celebrating 100 years since the publication of Freud’s seminal essay and includes an immersive installation by Elisabeth Dernley alongside sculptural and video works by lili Spain, Martha Todd and Karolina Urbaniak & Martin Bladh.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Admission - £15
Student - £10
Member/Patron - £10

Website

https://www.freud.org.uk/event/one-uncanny-eve-performing-the-eerie-and-the-other/

Sigmund Freud (ghostly)

One Uncanny Sunday… Freud’s Lost Lecture

  • 24 November 2019 3am-4pm

Freud’s Lost Lecture is a six minute film made by Jane Thorburn and written by the acclaimed author Deborah Levy.

Levy imagines a lost lecture written by Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis. It investigates a hysterical woman dancing through time, snow leopards lapping milk in the kitchen of Freud’s last house, and a journey under the ground on a ghost train.

Deborah Levy is a British playwright, novelist, and poet. Her work has been staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company and she is the author of novels including Beautiful Mutants, Swallowing Geography, Billy and Girl, and the Booker-shortlisted novels Swimming Home and Hot Milk.

Jane Thorburn has directed and produced many music and arts series for Channel 4 and BBC 2, including original operas, dance films and 3 series of the innovative arts magazine Alter Image. Jane has made several documentaries and short films on location in Nigeria, Cuba and the UK, including the award winning Joy, It’s Nina. Jane is currently a Reader in Television Production at the University of Westminster.

Tickets include admission to the Museum and the exhibition ‘The Uncanny: a Centenary‘.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Admission - £12
Student - £10
Member/Patron - £6

Website

https://www.freud.org.uk/event/one-uncanny-sunday-freuds-lost-lecture-2/

Clair Hind performance

One Uncanny Sunday… Moth Eaten Offers Shone

  • 24 November 2019 1-2pm

'Moth Eaten Offers Shone' is an inventive address inspired by the 1943 surrealist art film Meshes of the Afternoon directed by Maya Deren whose circular narrative contains several repeats and motifs, calls upon a distortion of reality and speaks to the worlds in which the artists Gary and Claire circle around in practice; the residue of the dream, desire and death. Gary and Claire will speak about their intermedial performance practice, including site-specific live art and visual performance; work which allows a drifting, a meeting and a reimagining with Freudian concepts.

Their work over the last 8 years is subject of a forthcoming publication Embodying the Dead: Writing Playing Performing that foregrounds the experience of the uncanny in performance.

Tickets include admission to the Museum and the exhibition ‘The Uncanny: a Centenary‘.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Admission - £12
Student - £10
Members/Patrons - £6

Website

https://www.freud.org.uk/event/one-uncanny-sunday-motheaten-offers-shone/

Sigmund Freud

INTRODUCING FREUD: The Later Freud

  • 30 November 2019 10am-5pm

Freud continually revised his theories throughout his career.
And in some of his later works he explicitly abandoned the fundamental assumptions on which his early thinking had been based. The most far-reaching of these departures were rooted in a series of new and profound psychological insights formulated around the time of the First World War. In the post-war period, he also broadened the scope of psychoanalytic thinking by offering comprehensive theories of religion and society.

The Later Freud day course outline

This is the fifth of five day courses offering a complete introduction to Freud. The course will be accessible to beginners – but is also designed for those already familiar with Freud’s work who wish to acquaint themselves with the results of the latest research and scholarship, and update themselves on the recent debates addressing the intellectual issues and controversies surrounding it.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Standard £65.00
Friend of the Freud Museum £60.00
Patron of the Freud Museum £60.00
Student/concession £48.00

Website

https://www.freud.org.uk/event/introducing-freud-the-later-freud/

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

Website

http://www.freud.org.uk/

E-mail

info@freud.org.uk

Telephone

020 7435 2002

Fax

020 7431 5452

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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