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Geffrye Museum

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Address: 136 Kingsland Road | Hoxton, London E2 8EA, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7739 9893
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: 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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Really interesting look into historical living

Great visit. Beautifully kept and really interesting look into homes and interior design since the 1600's up to the 1990's.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Great visit. Beautifully kept and really interesting look into homes and interior design since the 1600's up to the 1990's.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The walk from Old Street tube station is not straightforward but it worth the effort if like us you love the history of furniture and furnishings. The period rooms are well presented and well explained.

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Whitstable
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I have not been here since the 1980's and it had really changed. It cleverly shows how we lived and brought back many memories of items we had in our home. Having just watched 'Home in time for dinner' this tied in nicely. The gardens are beautiful and gave me lots of inspiration for my own.

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London, United Kingdom
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168 reviews 168 reviews
105 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We spent a wonderful 3 hours wandering along the museum and thoroughly enjoying each different family room setting through the ages from the 1600's to the 1900's for the middle class. We stopped along the route for an excellent snack in the restaurant, before completing the rooms and then going out into the gardens, which are beautifully maintained and even... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This Museum is very interesting it has a small price to pay for the Audio tape to describe the different rooms that demonstrate the various era's in British history of the family home it depicts the type of decoration, furniture and lifestyle that people had from the 1600's until 1900's. It also holds events that are very interesting. The gardens... More 

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Cambridge
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Such an interesting building, set in charming gardens in an area of London not remarkable for open spaces. We met a really delightful lady who had come in, on a Saturday, to water in the plants she had put in the day error. She was very interesting and really made the visit a success. The C20th 'rooms' are really absorbing,... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

A fantastic little museum with some great displays. Could have spent longer there than we did. Very nice cafe for when your feet get tired. Within easy access of the city by bus or train.

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Shoreham-by-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Looking for something to do before lunch with a friend we decided to visit the museum as neither of us had been before and it was convenient for Liverpool Street Station. We were really impressed with the exhibits as they made it really easy to witness change over the centuries even walking through at a fairly brisk pace! I will... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Lovely little museum which was originally Alms Houses. Each room depicts a living room from a different era from the 1600s through to 1990. Most interesting. The restaurant also was really good

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London, United Kingdom
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The Geffrye Museum must be a unique museum, at least I've never seen one like it. In a quiet square right next to Hoxton station, sit a row of old almshouses once used to house pensioners and now the home of the museum. The museum takes you through the evolution of the family home in London from wood paneled townhouses... More 

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