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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
10:00 - 17:00
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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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Laid out chronologically, each room gives a glimpse of what it would be like to have been in a room in a town house in London in the specific time periods. Supporting information... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Laid out chronologically, each room gives a glimpse of what it would be like to have been in a room in a town house in London in the specific time periods. Supporting information gives insights into the social structures, furnishings and decorations of the times. At the back of the Museum, the pleasant period gardens, provide a peaceful retreat. .

Thank Yvonne749
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a lovely museum featuring room sets from different periods in time, it's fascinating to walk along the opened corridor from room to room with old period furniture. There are even more modern rooms, a 60's room and loads more to see.

Thank Beetravels
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is for those who love furniture and taking a real step back in time. Look at how life was from 1600's to the present day. As well as the beautifully laid out rooms, there are the alms houses, which are open to view on specific days for a small charge. The rooms show how the poor & elderly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had never been to the Geffrye Museum before I booked a workshop there...."Lotions and Potions". It was easy to book, quite easy to get to (plenty of different transport options) and the museum was a real treat. The workshop was three and a half hours which sped by. It was fun, friendly, immensely informative and great value for money.... More 

Thank Marion M
Milton Keynes
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum is great. However our visit was spoilt somewhat by our experience at the cafe. After a very long wait for two teas, we received two undrinkable, rather dirty pots of tea containing luke warm water. We waited again for two more, again bits of food attached to base of teapots, but at least the water was hot. At... More 

Thank drinkingwater
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fascinating museum charting the changes in homes over the last 400 years. It might seem a bit dry but was very interesting. The museum is well maintained and has a great restaurant and a shop selling unusual things. Glad I didn't miss it. Entry is free but worthy of a donation.

Thank Rab P
Leicester UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great museum to visit. So interesting inside and out. Don't miss it although it's a bit of a way off the beaten track.

Thank Rich52
Sunnyvale, California, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What did it look like to live in a London home in the 1700s to the 1990s? Part of the almshouse structure has been turned in a series of rooms that allow you to literally walk through time. This part of the museum is very accessible for people with limited mobility. For a small donation you can go on a... More 

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The one day we chose to go here we had good weather in South London but it was raining quite hard when we got here so we could really only look out on the lovely gardens from inside! The house itself is well worth a visit taking us back to what houses and life were like from the seventeenth century... More 

Thank andyjansy
Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Home life through the last couple of centuries, with room settings to make us older visitors feel even older! Beautiful gardens too. A visit is highly recommended

Thank Mrs Robbo

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