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Geffrye Museum

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Almshouse Tour

While the main museum is closed for renovation, the special restored almshouse tour is a glimpse... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
cmdevlin64
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
A hidden gem

Having been to London several times I'd never actually visited this museum. Located in Horton, just... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2018
ChrissieWilliams81
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Wyong Creek, Australia
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The Geffrye closed on 7 January 2018 for a transformational, two-year development. Although the main museum building, herb and period gardens are closed, there will still be plenty of reasons to come to the Geffrye. Throughout closure we will run a...more
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

While the main museum is closed for renovation, the special restored almshouse tour is a glimpse into home life of the past. The tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly, and the rooms, which show both 18th and 19th century living conditions gave a good sense...More

2  Thank cmdevlin64
Geffryeweb, Digital Communications Officer at Geffrye Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience of visiting the restored almshouse. We are very happy that you found our guides friendly and knowledgeable and that you thought the rooms and displays gave a good sense of how life would have been lived in the almshouse....More

Reviewed June 15, 2018

Having been to London several times I'd never actually visited this museum. Located in Horton, just outside central London. It's a museum of the home. Multiple rooms set up with furniture and props. You feel as though you are stepping back in time. We had...More

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Geffryeweb, Digital Communications Officer at Geffrye Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Dear Chrissie A belated thank you for sharing your thoughts on your visit to the Geffrye at the end of last year. As you probably know we are currently closed for a major development project and are scheduled to reopen in spring 2020. There will...More

Reviewed June 13, 2018

...and the sooner it comes back the better; for children, students and the more mature, we all have an interest in evolution, specifically changes in domesticity and domestic arrangements over the centuries.These magnificent buildings are made even more atmospheric over the Christmas season, as plaster...More

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Reviewed March 21, 2018

Originally built as a group of almshouses in 1715 for the elderly and poor, the Geffrye Museum is housed in the beautiful restored Grade 1 listed buildings in Hoxton, East London. With a series of rooms decorated in period style from the Elizabethan Period through...More

3  Thank KLE2013
Reviewed February 14, 2018

I have lived in London, yet somehow had missed this great museum. The Geffrye shows us what homes & gardens looked like from the 17th till end of 20th century, how they evolved, changed. I found it fascinating, all the little details. I love tea...More

1  Thank 97biancaw
Reviewed January 19, 2018

Shortly before it closed down for renovation, I got a chance to see the Geffrye Museum - a place that's all about interior design in England, from the 17th century up to today. There are recreations of living rooms from various eras, showing us in...More

Thank binapiraeus
Reviewed January 14, 2018

This Christmas was the first time I've visited the Christmas installation. I love how the rooms are decorated appropriately for each era. We've decided to make this a family Christmas tradition once it reopens. Can't wait to see the transformation.More

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Geffryeweb, Digital Communications Officer at Geffrye Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 18, 2018

Thank you so much for your recent review of the Geffrye - we are pleased that you were able to visit before we closed for our two-year development project and that you enjoyed the Christmas Past exhibition. We will continue to run our almshouse tours...More

Reviewed January 7, 2018

My friend & I went to the Geffrye museum today (first ever time). We loved the Christmas exhibition and the vibe of the wonderful museum. It will close until 2020. I shall recommend to you to make a note...especially for Christmas time. Their Christmas exhibition...More

1  Thank C3947XCannec
Geffryeweb, Digital Communications Officer at Geffrye Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2018

Dear Anne Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit to the Geffrye. We're so pleased that you and your friend were able to see the Christmas exhibition and the museum before we closed and that you liked it so much. We...More

Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

Lovely museum that gives you an idea of what houses in London looked like across the centuries. Especially beautiful to visit during Christmas time with each room done up in era appropriate Christmas decorations. This museum closes for 2 years for refurbishment on 7 Jan...More

1  Thank Karishma-Kim
Geffryeweb, Digital Communications Officer at Geffrye Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2018

Dear Karishma-Kim Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent visit to the Geffrye. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the Christmas Past exhibition and found it a lovely time to visit. We will be closing on Sunday for our two...More

Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

Knowing that the museum is to undergo a major refurbishment over the next two years I took the chance to visit before it closes. The rooms were decorated for Christmas and the story boards gave excellent information about the period and content of all rooms....More

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Geffryeweb, Digital Communications Officer at Geffrye Museum, responded to this reviewResponded January 3, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of your recent visit to the Geffrye - we are so pleased to hear that you found our Christmas Past exhibition and smaller display, Home Thoughts, interesting and informative. We do hope you...More

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AyOwY
December 22, 2017|
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Response from 1966Paul | Reviewed this property |
yes I would say so. closing soon though
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JayNewbury
January 4, 2017|
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Response from Ann J | Reviewed this property |
its suitable. most of the exhibition is on the ground floor.
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Response from Sitta | Reviewed this property |
From their webpage: Please note that dogs are not allowed in the museum and gardens, except assistance dogs. So, sorry , no dogs.
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