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Geffrye Museum

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Address: 136 Kingsland Road | Hoxton, London E2 8EA, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7739 9893
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: Free museum and gardens exploring the home and home life, in Hoxton, East...
Free museum and gardens exploring the home and home life, in Hoxton, East London. Period rooms, gardens, events, exhibitions, cafe and shop.
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A fantastic day out with lots to see

This museum was one of the best I have been to - I was visiting with a friend and we stayed until it was time to close. We meet up on a regular basis and we have recently seen a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Bedford, United Kingdom

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This museum was one of the best I have been to - I was visiting with a friend and we stayed until it was time to close. We meet up on a regular basis and we have recently seen a lot of different museums, so it was easy to make a comparisons with others. The museum was a peaceful sanctuary... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

M and I really enjoyed our visit to this museum, which is located right next to Hoxton station. It's not huge, but the buildings have an interesting history in addition to what's exhibited inside, and the garden setting almost lets you forget you're in a big city. The main part of the building is an exhibition of parlours/living rooms/sitting rooms... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I had a couple of days off in April and decided to visit a place I had often considered - the Geffrye Museum and I was really pleased I did. I chose to take a bus and have a stroll to reach it, but the overground line stops right behind it - Hoxton station. There is no fee to enter,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is clearly off of the main tourist route and a good reason to visit during the season. Nice building with manicured lawn and small but interesting gardens. The regular exhibit is interesting although I would think most young children would not be interested. Not the place for strollers as the hallways from room to room are narrow. You are... More 

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

Lovely out of the way museum with rooms spanning several centuries. Furniture, artwork, flooring, etc lets you go back through time. Worth the trip to this area of London.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This little known museum, somewhat off the beaten track, situated in some old alms houses, gives a brilliant account of London social and domestic life over the centuries. Rooms, decor, furniture and food are all well represented. A good day out for all the family.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Great museum that gives an insight into how we used to live. Beautiful chapel and well groomed tranquil gardens - it's a must place to visit if you've got a couple of hours to spare on a Saturday.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

this is a simple museum, London middle class family rooms through the ages up to the 90s. Good exhibits clearly and simply showing what it wants to show. Probably the thinnest museum, it's a long corridor with rooms to look into off to the side, but this encourages talking with other viewers which was great. Easy to escape the crowds... More 

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This museum was a lovely way to spend an hour or two. We paid to use audio guides and I would recommend anyone who visits to do the same. They are good value and added significantly to my understanding of not only the homes, but also the lives of the middle classes from the 1600s to modern times. The museum... More 

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

This is a great museum with period rooms showing furnishings from 1745 to the 1990's. The gardens are not to be missed and the restaurant has views over the gardens. This is so much better than looking at objects in glass cases as the rooms have been set out to give an idea of how some people lived.

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Address: Address: 136 Kingsland Road | Hoxton, London E2 8EA, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7739 9893
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London

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