Happy Birthday Sigmund Freud!

Today is a very special day for us as we mark Sigmund Freud’s 161st Birthday.

We’ll be celebrating at the Museum with an afternoon of tours, games and cake.

At 12pm (BST) we’ll be broadcasting LIVE from Freud’s study via Periscope!


Pioneer of Psychoanalysis

Born on 6 May 1856, Freud is remembered today as the founder of psychoanalysis, a revolutionary theory of how the mind works and a method of treating people in mental distress.

Freud was the first doctor to recognise the value of listening to patients in their own words.

He would invite his patients to lie on his couch and say whatever came to mind, without holding back thoughts or memories that seemed unpleasant, trivial or ridiculous.

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