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Geffrye Museum

#115 of 1,514 things to do in London
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Address: 136 Kingsland Road | Hoxton, London E2 8EA, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7739 9893
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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The Geffrye is a hidden gem of London's museums. Housed in a converted home for pensioners, the museum explores the main living rooms of homes from the 1600s to present day... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Geffrye is a hidden gem of London's museums. Housed in a converted home for pensioners, the museum explores the main living rooms of homes from the 1600s to present day, The eleven rooms in the almshouse showcases rooms from the 1600's to the 1950's. Each period is introduced in a (typical) museum-type showroom with informative panels and objects. Then... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a wonderful, historic place. Absolutely fascinating to walk through time through the lens of the 'living room' (we chose to do it backwards!). I was absolutely engrossed, and some of the paintings on display are also rather wonderful. Brilliant cafe too, although we spilled out to Kingsland Road for a Vietnamese afterwards! Make the most of it as it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A lovely museum housed in old alms houses of life gone by. All sorts of memorabilia laid out in room settings at Christmas time giving a potted history of the type of household, what they ate, had for gifts etc. Fascinating.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Worth a visit. I really liked the various rooms through the ages. I also liked the galleries with the display of teenagers bedrooms with their explanations of what is in their room. The tea room was very good too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really liked seeing the old house and all its features such as the old bathroom and kitchen and many rooms to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed my hour-long visit to the Geffrey Museum last Saturday afternoon. Very well laid out replica 'rooms' of how the British middle class household & gardens have developed over the last 4 centuries, in turn reflecting changes in society, behaviour, style and taste. Walking past the 11 replica 'rooms' on display felt as if you were literally being... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are interested in the history of English homes and interior design, you will appreciate the Geffrye Museum. The building is free to enter and it was originally Alms Houses for the old, sick and poor, built in 1714 on instructions from Sir Robert Geffrye, a former Lord Mayor of London and Master of the Ironmongers Guild. There are... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really interesting museum that is well worth a visit and to see a side of life not often explored. Great gift shop too

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one of the best small museums in London. Beautiful domestic period rooms from different eras of London living, and always interesting temporary exhibits. The gardens are beautiful, so it's worth going on a nice day. Go to the Geffrye and then go for some delicicous Vietnamese food at one of the many great restaurants on Pho mile (Kingsland... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The Geffrye is a small and specific museum with a lovely garden setting and plenty to see and learn about homes throughout the ages in England. Cafe was small but service was good and the food was fresh and fast. The herb garden is a delightful wander. Getting there by public transport involves a few changes but it worked! Free... More 

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