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Explore Museum of the Home or go to a workshop

Explore Museum of the Home or go to a workshop

How much is it? Free

What age is it suitable for? Any

Where is it? Hoxton

I lived just a few streets away from the Museum of the Home while they were renovating it, and moved away before it reopened. It's an unsurprisingly cosy idea, and a space dedicated to normal, everyday life rather than the extremes of wealth or talent that you see in a lot of galleries and museums. It's a great way to thoughtfully connect to the past or the present.

The museum and gardens mean that visits can be as flying or in-depth as you'd like; pop in on Fridays for some free tea, blended by local residents, or grab a Mini Explorer pack and make your way through the museum itself with your little one. There are also a series of trails to follow through the museum or garden if you'd like to make your visit a bit more structured.

The museum is accessible for prams, but you can also drop them off in a locker if you'd prefer to explore by foot (or carrier). There are baby changing facilities throughout the museum, and quiet areas for breastfeeding, but you are welcome to feed anywhere throughout the museum. You can also bring your own food to have a picnic in the gardens if your little one is on solids.

Hoxton station has lifts and the museum is right opposite, so it's incredibly easy to get to from either the overground or on the bus.

Take a look at some of the activities below to find something that suits you:

Free Tea Fridays | What’s Your Cup of Tea? | Museum of the Home
Join our Free Tea Fridays at the Museum of the Home and get the chance to meet your neighbours, taste our Home Blends and try your hand at our creative activities!
MATT+FIONA: Build & Play Summer Residency | Free | Family days | Museum of the Home
This summer, dive into the world of design and construction with architecture educators MATT+FIONA in free family workshops at Museum of the Home.
How to Post a Paper Boat | Museum of the Home
Come for afternoon of adventure in this paper boat-making workshop on sending messages to loved ones. Hosted by artist Ruth Nesbit, alongside her grandchildren Henry and Sarah. Part of our Free Tea Fridays.
Events | Activities | Talks | Workshops | Performances | Museum of the Home
Events at the Museum of the Home, including festivals, family activities, workshops, performances and talks.