© David Freeman

Museum of London - 2002

Iron Age House, Museum of London

The author did not build this house, but did decorate it. The author was invited to live in this house for a nine day stretch, as an exhibit. During this period, the museum was rebuilding the prehistoric gallery within the main building. The author took a collection of crafts to demonstrate during occupation. Permission was granted for the use of a live fire in the house, much to the fascination of the city workers.

The author was invited for a preview of the new exhibition, and was pleased to see that the museum had used photographs of the interior of another house that the he had built, the Moel y gerddi, to decorate the walls of the prehistoric gallery.

During the nine days, many members of the public had the opportunity to experience this house and its interior.