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Geffrye Museum

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Address: 136 Kingsland Road | Hoxton, London E2 8EA, England
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+44 20 7739 9893
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10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Free museum and gardens exploring the home and home life, in Hoxton, East...

Free museum and gardens exploring the home and home life, in Hoxton, East London. Period rooms, gardens, events, exhibitions, cafe and shop.

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I was born and lived 5 minutes away from Geffrye Museum, so I spent an awful lot of time here when I was growing up. During the school holidays I used to go there 2-3 times a... read more

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Essex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was born and lived 5 minutes away from Geffrye Museum, so I spent an awful lot of time here when I was growing up. During the school holidays I used to go there 2-3 times a week and most Saturday mornings. There was always so much to do and see. My friends and I used to also go to... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My son and I visited the Geffrye Museum last week. A thoroughly enjoyable and interesting experience. The Geffrye showcases homes through the ages, from the 17th century to the end of the 20th century, through a series of rooms, furnished as they would have been at the time. There is plenty of background information to read and you can listen... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As frequent visitors to London we are always looking for new things to do. We saw this museum advertising in the lead-up to Christmas. We found the room displays interesting and informative - not just to do with Christmas. The two "later" rooms brought back memories - the curators captured our Australian memories as well. There is a great cafe... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see the Christmas through the ages displays - tbh the Christmas bits weren't THAT excting but this unusual attraction is still worth an hour of anyone's time

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St Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having read about the display of Christmas rooms through the ages, we decided to visit the museum. Entry is free ( donations are welcomed) but we chose to pay £4 each for the guided tour of one of the Alms houses. Our guide was knowledgeable and her delivery achieved just the right balance - historical facts, anecdotes and humour. We... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An amazingly tranquil collection of almhouses,gardens and museum in teeming Hoxton.Evocative domestic reconstructions particularly of the 20th century.Free admission makes this a must see!

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Dartford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is situated in Hoxton E2, and very easy to get to by bus, 25 minutes from London Bridge, which stops almost outside the museum. The museum displays how English middle class homes have changed since the 1600. When we visited it was showing how homes at Christmas have changed since the 1600. Entry is free but there is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely, modest museum of middle-class home life, displaying re-created living rooms from points through English history supplemented by informative displays. If you've ever visited the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York City, this is along the same lines but focusing on living rooms rather than entire apartments. A bonus at Christmas is that the rooms are decorated as... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful grounds and really well designed and presented. Very interesting to see how our living arrangements have evolved Free entry though a donation of £3 was displayed which is great value.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Located in picturesque Victorian almshouse buildings, this charming museum charts the development of the middle class home from the 16th to the 21st centuries through a display of the evolving furnishings and uses of the main family living room. Entry is free although a donation is suggested. If you're in East London it's well worth a visit for an hour... More 

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