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Geffrye Museum

Address: 136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA, England
Phone Number: 020 7739 9893
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Ranked #86 of 919 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks

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Perth, Australia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
17 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This is a quaint museum displaying the history of furniture and furnishings, but the icing on the cake is the gorgeous restaurant. Serving good old British food and everything is delicious. Does get full very quickly so you may have to wit for a table, but worth the wait. A beautiful garden to relax in. A nice place for all... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We were in London two weekends ago and London friends suggested adding this to our list. We were able to walk from our accommodation as it was a fine crisp morning which was perfect. The museum is well set out, but more improvements are in the pipe line which will make connecting from the local railway station straight into the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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699 reviews 699 reviews
314 attraction reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The museum is free and displays interiors of homes through the ages. Fascinating to see how our home lines have changed in 400+ years

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Lund, Sweden
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183 reviews 183 reviews
82 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I was to meet a friend at this museum as she lives in the area. The building itself is quite interesting and its history. The exhibition of living rooms from the 1600s to 1900s is quite interesting and give a nice historical perspective. I was disappointed that the gardens are not open to visitors in the winter but one can... More 

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Brazil
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82 reviews 82 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Very interesting museum, showing the evolution of living since the 1600's. The focus is the middle classes and their houses. The museum shows how materials, design, comfort, habits, home entertainment and other "house subjects" evolved during the last 400 years. It's arranged like a long aisle where every stop has some information/introduction about the next "room". History data associated with... More 

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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Situated in beautiful alms houses, the museum takes you through time chronologically showing you how the themed rooms used to look. We enjoyed spending several hours looking at the exhibits as well as using the restaurant at lunchtime. Well worth a visit and it is free, so do go along and support this venture.

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I discovered the Museum with some friends during a trip between Christmas and New Year's..."Hidden Gem" would be an apt term to describe it. It was interesting to see the progression of rooms throughout history, and we all enjoyed the Christmas Past exhibition. My favorite thing about the museum, though, was not the exhibits, but rather the tranquility. It was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews 133 reviews
92 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Have been meaning to visit this museum for years & finally made it last week while the Christmas Past exhibition was still on. It is a pretty little oasis of tranquillity in such an urban setting with its pretty alms houses surrounding a green. We really enjoyed our visit.. It gave you a good idea of how domestic interiors changed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I've always wanted to visit the Geffrye Museum, I've passed it a few times on the train, it's next door to Hoxton Railway Station, when the train slowly passes you get a good view. I heard that this exhibition of Christmas Past was on and though it sounded nice! We visited and found each period room decorated for Christmas. I... More 

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Malton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Having been caught up in the Finchley Park rail fiasco on Saturday 27, yes, we believed the announcement that East Coast trains would get us home to Yorkshire, decisions needed to be made on how to spend Sunday in London, until the rescheduled journey on Monday 29, Deciding on a stress free, leisurely stroll through this Museum, not only brought... More 

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