An 80 year journey, ongoing.

Newspaper article covering Freud’s arrival in London.

This June marks the 80th anniversary of Sigmund Freud’s flight to London with his family from Nazi-occupied Vienna.

Our summer exhibition, Leaving Today: The Freuds in Exile 1938, tells the story of their escape, and Sigmund Freud’s death in September 1939, shortly after the outbreak of war.

‘20 Maresfield Gardens, our last address on this planet’, wrote Freud in August 1938. Today, the museum remains a living memorial to the Freuds’ remarkable story, and the psychoanalytic legacy of Sigmund and Anna Freud.

The Freud Museum London receives no public subsidy. It is through the generosity of friends and supporters, as well as our own income generating activities, that we are able to safeguard their legacy for future generations.

With your help, the story will continue at 20 Maresfield Gardens.

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