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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 GREAT day out with bored kids during the half term holiday

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

First is is located just by the Overground metro station at Hoxton but also easy reach 10 mn walk from trendy Shoreditch station too . You can't miss it with its ever so long roof ! It is a special museum because it shows a display of rooms from 1600 to 1990 with panels of explanations as well as paintings... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a wonderful museum -was an almshouse and organised to show the interiors of different eras.My particular favourite is the Arts and Crafts Room and the Regency Room.Christmas is great -the Edwardian decorations very evocative of a family waiting for the big event. This museum always surprises with different displays and information in the front foyer.Summer is a pleasure... More 

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Berkeley, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

A week in London and loving that museums are free. But I can only do so many "paintings on a wall" museums day after day. This small gem was so welcome. We all understand something about "home" and having the comparison of home through the centuries was just fascinating. And middle kvass home, not just castles and mansions. How home,... More 

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

we spent yesterday morning in this lovely museum full of info, artifacts and furniture over the decades. As soon as we entered the building the staff were friendly and attentive, offering free storage for our suitcases as well as pointing out the cloakroom etc.which were also free. The museum is well maintained, packed with interest and beautiful. The garden room... More 

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is an ideal place to visit for half a day. It is well laid out although the walking areas are somewhat narrow leading to congestion now and again. I think it would be better to visit on days when there are tours of the alms houses and/or the gardens are in bloom in spring/summer. There are plans to expand... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I enjoyed a few hours here in this delightful museum, emmersing myself in a particular interest that I have in the history of the home. Beautiful buildings and gorgeous garden in this quiet area not far from Spitalfields. Well worth a visit, its free and the audio guide (£3) is excellent. A nostalic trip with the more recent room displays... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Saw a TV programme about this place and couldn't believe that such a place with such copious grounds was in such a built up area of London. The museum is wonderful and such a treasure. The audio guide was great and a definite recommend for potential users. There was a school party in the day of our visit and this... More 

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N. Ireland
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We loved everything about the museum. It told the story of homes and living rooms from the 17th century. There were rooms decorated and furnished in the styles of particular eras which were quite amazing in the attention to detail. We are fortunate to have a tour of an alms house on the site (only open twice a month) which... More 

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