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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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Nice little museum with some very interesting pieces. We really enjoyed it, right next to the station, but a bit of a trek from North Surrey

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Nice little museum with some very interesting pieces. We really enjoyed it, right next to the station, but a bit of a trek from North Surrey

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is a museum I've always wanted to visit and now we have. It's really great, the information is profuse but cleverly put in bite sized chunks on boards, labelling and hand held pallets. The 11 living room sets are fascinating and it's really useful to see the time line of significant historical events in each section. You can also... More 

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Essex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Fascinating museum giving an insight into homes and gardens through history. Free of charge. Lovely greens outside to sit and have a picnic. Nice café inside. Close to Hoxton station and buses. Well worth a visit.

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Easily reached overground from Hoxton - this museum is a hidden gem. The sets were wonderful and it was good to see how the living room had changed over the years. There was plenty to do for children as well - and the reading room with the light shining in was beautiful. Very peaceful chapel. Loved the well kept gardens... More 

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I've loved this museum ever since I lived nearby. I still love to visit it when I'm in the area. The rooms are enclosed within almhouses and cover the history of the living room over the centuries. The most recent is an Ikea clad room. There's a lovely garden outdoors which is best seen over the Summer period. If I... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Lovely museum - free of charge - showing how rooms have changed over the past. Just enough to be of interest and not too much overwhelm you. There is also a small cafe and shop and it is situated next to the overground station so transport is easy. A little gem of a place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I had been to the Museum a while back, about twice when I was much younger, but my folks took me again, now that I am much aware and appreciate historical events or items - I loved it as I was able to relate my experience to my visit to the Museum of London in Barbican, on the same day!... More 

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Bantry, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Super place to visit, free admission but modest donations gratefully received. Alms houses refurbished to represent 'living rooms' throughout the ages. Well stocked gift shop and café and the entrance gardens are a beauty to rest in.

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Surprise, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great little museum showing the home life settings of British people for hundreds of years. The building began as an alms house for the aged poor. It now tells and illustrates the manner of living since the 1600's. Each exhibit has ample explanation of what is being shown including the relative importance of different rooms in the 'middle class' homes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The way the old almshouses and their gardens have been used to explain historical living progress is amazing. From the 1600s to 2000s the interiors have been recreated beautifully and the gardens are wonderful with their own beehives in Hoxton. Well worth the effort of finding the right bus(es) to get there, the underground stops next door though. We just... More 

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