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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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Spent a nice Sunday afternoon at the Geffrye Museum. A chronological preview of British middle-class households, well explained and furnished. Although a bit dark, an update in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spent a nice Sunday afternoon at the Geffrye Museum. A chronological preview of British middle-class households, well explained and furnished. Although a bit dark, an update in the lightning system would certainly be appreciated ! Also, the audio guides really should be checked / cleaned. But all in all, it's a very nice place; the reading room overlooking the garden... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the rooms in the museum, especially as it was free to enter. The periods represented had been well researched and there was great attention to detail. Two things annoyed us though. The cafe was seriously overpriced. A cup of tea was almost three pounds and the lunch I had was really pathetic. It was burnt (not roasted) vegetables.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although this museum was a little further afield, it was well worth the effort. It had so much information showing houses and furniture from 1600s. I spent a couple of hours there. However the cafe was disappointing. There was a long queue waiting to sit down altho plenty of empty tables but no staff to guide us. The service was... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had never heard of this museum but after reading the reviews thought it was worth a visit and it certainly was. It is quite small but there is s lot of detail about how a typical home in middle class London has changed and developed since 1600. Very informative and well showcased in a beautiful former home for the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Geffrye shows the development of English domestic life through a series of rooms furnished in different styles. The focus is - perhaps necessarily - on the furniture and life-styles of the better-off. An overview introduces each room and younger visitors are encouraged to engage. Sound recordings complement the physical displays. The museum is housed in former almshouses and the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the museum to kill sometime in the afternoon and as it was just down the road it seemed like a good opportunity to experience a small, less well known spot in North London. It displays small intimate examples of what life was like during different periods of English history over the last 500 years or so. The exhibits... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Geffrye Museum is one of London's most interesting museums. It's dedicated to interiors, and has a wonderful selection of rooms through the ages. It's also got an interesting exhibition of teenagers' bedrooms - analysing what they have in common with each other and what makes them so distinctive. The building is beautiful, and the gardens are fabulous even though... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Geffrye Museum is a brilliant place to spend some time looking at how we lived in different times. It has great room sets and is fun to experience.

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Wellingborough
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting museum set inside the long narrow run of old almshouses. Effectively you walk down a long corridor behind the main facade and view the succession of room settings from 1600 to present day. At the end of this is the nice airy modern cafe and further displays on a lower level. It is all well presented and... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited here as part of the Christmas through the ages exhibit. The museum shows rooms through the ages and how things have changed and the Christmas theme had been shoehorned into the museum. The museum is quite a way from the central attractions, but if you're looking for a change from the normal touristy attractions, this may be worth... More 

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