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Geffrye Museum

136 Kingsland Road | Hoxton, London E2 8EA, England
+44 20 7739 9893
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Nice history

The Geffrye Museum offers a glimpse into London live from the 17th century to modern times. It is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
buffalojim67
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Lawrence, Kansas
Excellent overview of 350 years of interior design

I always enjoy seeing "house" museums, showing how people lived, and the Geffrye does a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kathleen_Reston
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Reston, VA
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Free museum and gardens exploring the home and home life, in Hoxton, East London. Period rooms, gardens, events, exhibitions, cafe and shop.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good39%
  • Average5%
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  • Terrible1%
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“alms houses” (51 reviews)
“period rooms” (34 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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136 Kingsland Road | Hoxton, London E2 8EA, England
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Reviewed yesterday

The Geffrye Museum offers a glimpse into London live from the 17th century to modern times. It is a nice place to learn some new facts about the way Londoners lived. Check opening times and availability.

Thank buffalojim67
Reviewed 4 days ago

I always enjoy seeing "house" museums, showing how people lived, and the Geffrye does a wonderful job of presenting rooms for living from the 1630s to 1998. It was great to walk through the rooms, trying out the reproduction chairs and feeling the fabrics, and...More

Thank Kathleen_Reston
Geffryeweb, Digital Communications Officer at Geffrye Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit Kathleen - thank you for taking the time to share your experience of the Geffrye.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is worth visiting. There is no admission fee to see these period settings that have been used to explain London domestic life through different eras. There is apparently a restored alms house, but was not open the day we visited - this would have...More

Thank Bryan W
Geffryeweb, Digital Communications Officer at Geffrye Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks very much for sharing your experience of visiting the Geffrye Bryan - really pleased to hear you enjoyed it! Just adding some information about the restored almshouse in case you are able to visit again. It's open on the 1st Saturday of every month...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

What a surprise to find this alongside Hoxton Overground Station. This museum is beautiful. It is housed in a low line of almshouses flanking a deconsecrated chapel. There is a large grassed garden to the front and a series of exquisite gardens around the back....More

Thank crystalcatLondon
Geffryeweb, Digital Communications Officer at Geffrye Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Just wanted to thank you for your review of the Geffrye - hope you will come back and visit us again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An interesting depiction of domestic interiors of the 'middling sorts' through the ages. Free entry although well worth paying £3.50 for an audio guide. The cafe on site is excellent.

Thank TimParry
Geffryeweb, Digital Communications Officer at Geffrye Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your comments Tim - we're very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a museum and garden in the heart of Londons hipster ville. It is a wonderful experience of a well rum though small scale museum of the home . It focusses oon the development of the home - middle class in the man -...More

1  Thank Turkoman
Geffryeweb, Digital Communications Officer at Geffrye Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review the Geffrye on your recent visit. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and hope you will be able to come back and see us again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great idea, fabulous buildings, extensions well done and gardens lovely, making the best of a hemmed-in site. But the interiors are a bit unconvincing somehow, and would be better if they looked more lived-in. I don't mean waxworks, but more signs of human activity maybe...More

Thank penny h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The exterior of the 14 Almshouses is stunning and worth seeing but it was disappointing to find that the restored Almshouse was not open, even though it was a Bank Holiday weekend. The gardens are OK and an oasis in a very built up area...More

Thank Les B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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....More

Thank Yvonne749
Reviewed 24 May 2017 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
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JayNewbury
Access for baby in pushchair?
4 January 2017|
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Response from Ann J | Reviewed this property |
its suitable. most of the exhibition is on the ground floor.
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karenhall12016
are small dogs allowed on leads
2 July 2016|
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Response from chrissiemonkey1953 | Reviewed this property |
Hi only Guide and Assistance Dogs are allowed
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