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Geffrye Museum

136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA, England
020 7739 9893
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Ranked #122 of 1,111 Attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites, Museums
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We hadn't been to the Geffrye for some years until a recent visit for one of their special evening events and had a very enjoyable time. The buildings are wonderful - the Georgian almshouses are architecturally very special and set in a lovely garden. The main collection is a museum of the home, featuring interior decoration and furniture through the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This museum is really worth a visit, originally Alm Houses for the poor in East London, in fact there is a guided tour round one of the original houses, really gives a flavour of what life was like living there hundred of years ago. The real gem was the exhibition of homes through the ages, based on the main room... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Lovely building set out to show living conditions of the middle class (merchants) from about 1600. The building used to be a hospital set in a quad, with lovely grounds. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There is no admission fee, they operate only on donations. Last but not least don't miss the cafe, a bright airy area looking... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Honestly I had never even heard of this museum in all my years going to London. Shame on me. This is a lovely little myseum for anyone with half an interest in dsign or lifestyles through the centuries. Lovely garden and cafe too. Tag on a walk through fab Shoreditch and you'll have a great afternoon.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A wonderful place with a superb restaurant/cafe and extension. The moment you turn off Kingsland Road into the front courtyard garden everything is calm and peaceful. A marvellous reminder of a bygone age. Well-kept and authentic displays of domestic life styles over 400 years, attracting a civilised clientele. Inspiring herb garden and reading room. What a pleasure to find a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We came upon this place whilst doing 'The Shoreditch and Hoxton Walk' from the excellent London's Hidden walks ' book. The old Alms Houses have been sympathetically converted and surrounded by an amazing aromatic herb garden. Inside you are led on an amazing journey round domestic living over the last three hundred years. fascinating as well as informative this is... More

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

An oasis of calm. Lots of interesting displays and a beautiful garden. And free! A very intersting museum that everyone can relate too.

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Wigan, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The history of home 'Interior Design' from 1600 to present day. Set in a beautiful tranquil setting, set back off the main road, it is housed in historic 18th Century 'Alms Houses'. I had a short visit (because I had limited time) while visiting my daughter in Bethnal Green, London. I would like very much to go again on my... More

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Birmingham, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

An unexpected delight. Hidden down Kingsland Rd The Geffrye Museum is a real surprise. A museum based on the middle class and how they have lived for the last 400 years. A really interesting way to spend a morning away from the shops and hustle and bustle of main stream London. Its got a good shop and excellent cafe.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I have to confess, Kingsland Road in London's East End is an unlikely setting for a row of exquisite 18th-century almshouses. It now generously houses one of the most interesting exhibitions in the country. Here, away from the tourist trails of the capital, a remarkable collection of English furniture, fixtures and fittings, are exhibited in a chronological arrangement of period... More

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