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Geffrye Museum

136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA, England
020 7739 9893
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Ranked #121 of 1,153 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

The GM is situated opposite Hoxton Station but the entrance is on Kingsland Road , a 5 minute walk round the corner ( they have a huge project in hand that will include a new direct entrance opposite the station ). The long corridor of furnished middle class ( in the British sense ) rooms takes you from the 15th... More

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

It's been a while since I've visited and it's really gotten better. Staff are good and helpful; the museum is well maintained; facilities are clean. The cafe is a nice addition since last I visited. It's a shame the gardens aren't open year round - especially this year when it's been so mild that there's still stuff to see in... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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68 reviews 68 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

A very well done overview of middle class living in London over 4 centuries. I recommend the audio guide. Good museology.

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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
47 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Museum consists of a long corridor of furnished rooms, basically the middle class starting in the 1600's to late 1990's. It is interesting to see how rooms were decorated, starting from very simplistic to modern standards. Upon leaving the tube, made the mistake of walking to this museum. We were told it was a 12 min walk, we are not... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

A fabulous find. Our two kids aged 9 and 11 enjoyed it too, they found it interesting to see how house interiors looked from hundreds of years ago right up to the 1990s. It certainly stirred some memories for us oldies too, rooms reminiscent of our grandparents and also of the times we were growing up at home. Cafe was... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
41 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Found this museum via the Art Fund, and thoroughly enjoyed our visit, the previous reviewer has said it all really, and agree with the comments, even the one about the restaurant, they weren't geared up for a busy day. The visit to the Almshouse £3 for a guided tour was worthwhile. Did notice as we were leaving that audio head... More

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Amboise, France
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Nestling just North of the City of London, located close to Hoxton Overground and served by many bus routes, The Geffrye Museum of the Home is an unlikely contender for one of London's best-kept secrets--yet such is the case. Built in 1714 as almshouses for the elderly poor, the museum is a Grade I listed building of beautiful dark brick... More

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Perth, Australia
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148 reviews 148 reviews
85 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

If you like interior design and history then this is the museum for you. If you don't then it probably isn't worth a visit. It's only a relatively small museum and is a bit off the beaten track. It comprises a number of small 'rooms' along a corridor that are decorated in the fashion of different periods back to the... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Essentially this museum follows the history of the living room from the 17th century to the modern day, for me it is the social history that is told through these rooms that is of interest. Many other people go for the interior design information or to look at the alms houses and the gardens.If you like social history I would... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It's not everybody a cup of tea, but it's definitely mine. It's a travel time experience, the rooms are nicely done, you get the feeling of how was the life many years ago. There's an amazing garden in the back of the Museum, it's like oasis of East London in the summer is beautiful. The Museum is not big, rather... More

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