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Geffrye Museum

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Address: 136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA, England
Phone Number: 020 7739 9893
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A Hidden Gem

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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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Worcestershire
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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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78 reviews 78 reviews
46 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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Grantham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you are interested in history this is a really good place to visit. Set in old almshouses for genteel women, the building has been converted into a fascinating exhibition of family rooms through the ages from the 1600's to the present day. Each room would have been a bedsit for one lady, but now that room shows you a... More 

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Letterston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

a superb insight into the spectrum of life, down the ages, that most of us are in, or to which we aspire. my second visit, which says something in itself; but the museum has improved in the last couple of years. we noticed a lot of families, many with quite young children; and all were engaged. indeed, there are features... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this museum. So often the focus is on the large houses of the well to do which are of course magnificent to see. However seeing and reading how the middle class lived over the centuries was very informative and interesting. The displays are well supported by the accompanying explanations and supporting material. We had... More 

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Stockton, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

If you are interested in interior design and domestic life through time this is the place to go. There are 11 period rooms inside the almshouse and gardens outside which don't open until April. We went to the cafe and gift shop between room 7 and 8,9,10 and 11 for lunch - reasonably priced and then started in the 1990s... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Here's a tip for Mums and Dads wanting to take their kids to somewhere enjoyable and interesting during school holidays. Take them to the Geffrye Museum and I guarantee you are onto a winner! We had spent a lot of time queueing at other museums just to view some dusty old exhibit. I like interior design and period furniture and... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This museum housed in historic former almshouses literally takes you on a walk through the social history of the middle classes as shown by the way their living spaces have evolved and been furnished over the centuries. The many period room settings are supported by lots of background information and exhibits. And, being pensioners, we actually recognised some of the... More 

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