28th November 2019
The Museum of the Home to reopen in summer 2020 following a major renovation

Formerly known as the Geffrye Museum, the Museum of the Home will reopen in summer 2020 with a refreshed identity following a major capital development. Diverse, thought-provoking and personal stories will be at the heart of the Museum’s new vision, exhibitions and programme. These, together with the much-loved Rooms & Gardens Through Time, will explore historic and contemporary ways of living.

Through a wide-ranging programme of festivals, talks, events, performances, exhibitions and collaborations, the Museum will respond to topical and urgent issues such as homelessness, immigration, mental health, and the environment. Fascinating new permanent displays and beautiful exhibition spaces will bring to life both the extraordinary and everyday experiences of home from 1600 to the present day.

The Museum is actively fundraising the final £560k of the £18.1m total, including through the online Sow a Seed appeal, which invites the public to support the replanting of its Gardens Through Time via its website museumofthehome.org.uk. £12.3m of the total was awarded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players.

Image Credit: Museum of the Home development: illustration of the new entrance opposite Hoxton Overground Station. Courtesy of Wright & Wright Architects LLP