The Freud Museum

Primary teachers information

The Freud Museum welcomes primary school groups. We currently offer the following sessions which last approximately 2 hours.

The cost is £3.00 per child (max 30 children per session) and a minimum session fee of £60.00.

Anna Freud - Talking Therapy

Using discursive learning and role-play, this workshop introduces pupils to some of the key concepts, ideas, and language of psychoanalysis.  The key aim is to:

  • Demystify and normalise perceptions of psychoanalysis and therapy as ways of promoting mental good health and wellbeing
  • Encourage children to use the talking approach of psychoanalysis to develop understanding of the causes of certain behaviours and to cope with negative situations by adopting positive response strategies

 The workshop offers support for PSHE and includes elements such as historical investigation, discussion, and interpretation.

Download the Teachers' Resource here.

Who was Sigmund Freud and Why do we Remember Him?
In this workshop, aimed at KS2 pupils, there are opporunities to gather, assess and present evidence about Sigmund Freud from his home and possessions, family photographs, portraits, diary entries and film footage.


Portraits, People and Place
This KS 2 session explores art and identity, drawing on images and objects around the museum and in the archives.  Pupils will learn how to decode classic, formal painted portraits and move on to interpreting a variety formal, informal painted and photographic portraits of Freud and family.

New sessions
If you are interested in working with us to develop a new session, we'd be delighted to hear from you. Please contact the Head of Education, Ivan Ward on 020 7435 2002.

Risk Assessments
We have a generic risk assessment for your visit, however, we recommend a pre-visit in order to discuss your visit, any particular needs and to refine the assessment accordingly.

Visits can be arranged for Monday and Tuesday all day, or Wednesday - Friday mornings, 9.30am - 12.00.  You can check availability on our Calendar.  Please contact Marion Stone, on 020 7435 2002 or via the Enquiry Form.




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