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Museum of the Home

by Wright & Wright Architects

 Client Museum of the Home 

Award RIBA London Award 2023, shortlisted for the Stephen Lawrence Prize 2023 and the RIBA Reinvention Award 2023

Museum of the Home © Hufton + Crow

The museum’s Grade I-listed alms house buildings are set within a historic context of public gardens, creating an unexpected green oasis in Hackney. The architects have used the rich history of the site to inform the renovation of the early 18th century buildings, providing new extensions to create an 80% increase in exhibition space for the museum’s collections and 50% more public space. Visitors are beckoned towards the new entrance by bold welcoming signage opposite Hoxton rail station. 

Read the full citation from the RIBA Awards Jury on RIBA Journal.

Contractor Quinn London Limited 

Environmental / M&E Engineer Max Fordham LLP 

Acoustic Engineer Max Fordham LLP 

Structural Engineer Alan Baxter Ltd 

Quantity Surveyor / Cost Consultant Gardiner & Theobald 

Project Management Gardiner & Theobald 

Landscape Architect Dominic Cole Landscape Architects Ltd 

Lighting Design Max Fordham LLP 

Sustainability Max Fordham LLP 

Fire & Access Menzies Partners 

Exhibition Designer ZMMA Ltd 

Exhibition fit-out contractor Elmwood Projects 

Wayfinding DN&Co 

Green roofs Living Roofs Ltd 

Furniture procurement Collaborate 

Planning Wright & Wright Architects 

Furniture & Fittings Wright & Wright 

Internal area 2182 m2 (gross) 

Museum of the Home © Hufton + Crow
Museum of the Home © Hufton + Crow
Museum of the Home © Hufton + Crow
Museum of the Home © Hufton + Crow
Museum of the Home © Hufton + Crow
Museum of the Home © Hufton + Crow
Originally founded in 1914 the Museum of the Home is located in Hoxton, occupying a series of Georgian-era almshouses that form and rare, publicly accessible green enclave in this bustling part of East London. Museum of the Home © Wright & Wright Architects
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