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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
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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 reflection on homelife through the centuries

This peaceful enjoyable museum of the home from the 17th century is in the Hoxton area It is very easy to get to with public transport as there is a bus stop and train station... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This peaceful enjoyable museum of the home from the 17th century is in the Hoxton area It is very easy to get to with public transport as there is a bus stop and train station right next to the museum. On display is beautiful furniture, paintings, and textiles.Showcasing changes during the last 5 centuries. The museum is free and donations... More 

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Shepshed, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a free museum and really worth going to. The displays have been arranged really well with lots of information. The gardens are beautifully kept and the cafe is fantastic. They offer free children's activities during the summer months which is great to see.

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Thank Jane C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum does what it says. It displays home life through the years and although I have no interest in history, this kept my attention span up. It also keeps up with modern changes with a current area to show any developments or reconstruction of areas etc. They restaurant is pricey but they have to make some money back as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely love the Geffrye museum. It's got no airs and graces and that means I feel quite free to wander around and just relax a bit. My favourite time of year of Christmas, when the Geffrye decorates each period room in the style of the era. It's just magical. The gift shop turns into a grotto of delights and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Because we we walking in Shoreditch suddenly we bumped into a great garden. We walked back and found this Geffrye Museum. Free visit (again, thank you London Museums) and saw the history of houses. A small edit from around 17th century up to now. The garden is amazing! Butterflies, flowers, bees and they make honey in the garden too.

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Birmingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is just on the outside of central London but worth the trip, as it is nice to get away from the hustle and bussle of London itself. Easy enough to get to Jubilee Line to Canada Water transferring to Overground to Hoxton or the District Line to Whitechapel station transferring to Overground for a short ride to Hoxton... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came across this quite by accident, when looking for things to do in London. I am a Londoner, but I feel we don't take advantage of our beautiful city, and miss out on so much. This is in Hoxton, very close to the station. It depicts life, how and where people used to live, in centuries gone by. So... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very well set out with excellent descriptions of each room. The gardens are beautiful with well landed plants. Well worth a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

The museum is set in a row of lovely 18th century almshouses. It has a peaceful lawn in front, ideal for a picnic or just a rest from the hurly-burly of Shoreditch and Hoxton. Inside the museum is set out as a line of home interiors that start from the 1600s and end in the modern day, each set containing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Spent the afternoon at this lovely museum situated next to Hoxton overground station. Nice cafe and grounds adds to the feel you have been transported to the country. Caters for children too with an activity area and trail to follow. Would definitely recommend for an afternoon or morning.

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