The Freud Museum was the final home of Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, and his daughter Anna Freud, a pioneering child psychoanalyst. The Freud family came to England as refugees, having escaped Austria following the Nazi annexation in March 1938. Freud spent the last year of his life here, and died in his study at Maresfield Gardens. The house remained the family home until Anna’s death in 1982. Anna bequeathed the house to become a museum which opened to the public in 1986.