The Freud Museum houses the possessions that Sigmund and Anna Freud brought with them to London.

This includes the library, their personal papers and photograph albums.

Other significant holdings include an important archive of documents related to the life and work of Sándor Ferenczi.

Making a research visit

Researchers are welcome to access items in the library and archives. Research access is free of charge, but by advance appointment only.  To make an appointment, please consult the archive catalogues and contact [email protected] giving full details of your research project and which specific documents you would like to see.

Resources for researchers

The following resources are available for researchers:

  • The personal libraries of Sigmund Freud and Anna Freud
  • An archive of documents related to the lives and work of Sigmund and Anna Freud
  • An archive of documents related to the life and work of Sándor Ferenczi
  • An archive of press cuttings (catalogue forthcoming)
  • A research library (catalogue forthcoming)

We also offer an appended bibliography (PDF) of works dealing with Freud’s library.

Access for researchers

Use of the reference library is free, but it is not a lending library: books may only be consulted on-site and by prior appointment.

Access to the collections is restricted only by considerations of conservation. Many holdings are very fragile and in general researchers are encouraged to seek out volumes elsewhere for general consultation.

Photographs and scans of library and archive material are for academic or research purposes only, unless additional permission has been granted.

Scan service

We can supply digital copies of archive documents for personal or research use. There is a fee for this service.

External resources

In addition to our own extensive collections, researchers may find the following resources useful:

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