The Freud Museum is housed in the former home of Sigmund Freud and his family. They moved here in 1938. The family came to London after escaping Austria when the Nazi annexed the country. Freud died a year later, but his youngest daughter Anna continued to live here until her death in 1983. Freud’s study is the heart of the museum. It is preserved exactly as it was. The centrepiece of the collection is the famous couch, on which all of his patients reclined during psychoanalysis.
Because the house looks exactly the way it did during the Freud’s lifetime, it feels like you step into a Habsburg time capsule. The museum is filled with pieces from Sigmund and Anna’s private collection, including a voluminous library, the psychoanalyst’s desk and many Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Oriental antiquities.
Address: 20 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 5SX