Museum of the Home
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The Museum of the Home is a celebration of the small ephemera of everyday life, exploring how people have experienced domestic life inside the home from the 1600s to the present day.
The museum is interested in people’s lived experiences at home, going far beyond the bricks and mortar to reveal how society experiences domestic life. The space now includes a gorgeous collection of Home Galleries, where a blend of contemporary and historical spaces tell stories of how people have lived over the last 400 years. From writer Michael McMillan’s family front room featuring treasured possessions relating to his parents’ heritage as part of the Windrush generation, to intriguing chairs, dial-up telephones and ancient water pipes, there’s just so much to explore.
An exciting programme of events and exhibitions includes film commissions, explorations of different individuals at home and investigations into style and taste. Plus, the museum also boasts the idyllic Molly’s Café for a cup of coffee and a slice of cake, as well as a set of lovely period gardens that showcase the role of the garden at home over time.