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Geffrye Museum

136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA, England
020 7739 9893
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Ranked #99 of 1,081 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites, Museums
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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

A really enjoyable experience, certainly a unique museum worth visiting. There is no entry fee, however there are certain exhibitions you may need to pay to view. But the main exhibition which is the period styled rooms - are free to enter. There is also an audio guide available for a fee. The museum is really a series of rooms... More

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Bronx, New York
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261 reviews 261 reviews
138 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Geffrye is a wonderful learning environment and a hidden gem of a museum. Most tourist never get a chance to visit as they stay close to the historic district. It is wise to leave the center and visit other areas of the City. The Gardens are outstanding and very interesting. So much to see, smell and learn about. The... More

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Tipperary, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Recently visited the Geffrye Museum on a sunny Sunday afternoon and had a most pleasant visit. It's located almost next to Hoxton underground station, so you can get there easily by taking the London Overground. The grounds of the museum are nice to walk around, even though it doesn't take long to see everything. There is a herb garden and... More

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Jonkoping, Sweden
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This museum shows the living room from different periods in the history of England homes. It also has a small cafe, a shop and temporary exhibitions. The museum is free, although the exhibitions has a small price. The museum building itself is very beautiful with a small park and garden surrounding it. It also has a history as an almshouse,... More

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Milton Keynes, UK
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

A hidden gem as many others have said showing the development of the living room through the ages with many examples. Well laid out. pleasant staff and café. The gardens contain a herb garden and also show the development of domestic gardening and are charming. All of this set in an almshouse of great charm and utterly unexpected in Shoreditch

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LONDON
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

An interesting Museum charting the interiors we live in from early rooms to present day, other objects like chairs, china are on show and there is a good cafe / restaurant over looking the back garden doing good food and drink. The garden is really nice and there is a herb garden too. You can use a looker at the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I love this place, I've been lots of times and the displays in the museum don't change much but are worth seeing if you've never been. There are often additional exhibitions such as the current one for Useful + Beautiful which was sooo interesting. And the gardens are lovely, its a great place just to sit and read a book... More

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Sanur, Bali, Indonesia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

staff are very knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. the museum is small enough to spend an hour there. it also boasts a beautiful and fragrant herb garden.the history of the building is as interesting as what the museum has to offer. 400 years of history about the english home, it focusses on how the middle class in britain lived, and occupied... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

These former alms houses and gardens are now a museum of rooms of "the middling class" from the 1600 to present day and the gardens set out in a similar manner. Entry is free and we spent an enjoyable couple of hours

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Calgary, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I love history and I love museums. I especially enjoy museums which focus on the lives of ordinary people throughout history. The Geffrye does exactly that. It's a museum that shows the living rooms of the middling class throughout the centuries, explaining what was happening on a larger scale at the time and how those events changed the shape of... More

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