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Geffrye Museum

136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA, England
020 7739 9893
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Ranked #99 of 1,084 attractions in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites, Museums
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Ottawa, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Interesting museum that capture the design and function of middle class homes over time. The focus on a few common elements beautifully illustrates the evolution of public and private spaces in the home. Highly recommend it. They also have displays aimed at children.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 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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263 reviews 263 reviews
139 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 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
20 reviews 20 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
22 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
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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