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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 1 week ago

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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was on a mission to find free things to do in London and was delighted to find this great little museum. Very interesting exhibits, excellent cafe and very pleasant grounds. Worth a visit.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To get rest from Brexit, we visited this nice little museum. As that you are living outside this Brexit thing. With very nice garden and park.

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not a large or thorough museum, but a glimpse of upper middle class Londoner life through centuries. Interesting garden, and a nice cafe.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is outside of central London but worth the trip. On the District Line of the underground go to Whitechapel station. From there take the overground for a short ride to Hoxton Station. When you walk out you will literally see the wall of the back of the museum. Walk around the block to the front entrance. In the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another of London's secrets - a little known quaint and accessible museum that maps the history of our changing homes fashion and lifestyles across the centuries. Set with lovey gardens this small museum is located in a block of Almes houses. Well worth spending a 2 or three hours exploring.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrating my mums 75th birthday in London and this was where she wanted to go! Amazing museum, fantastic social history. Surprised home few visitors from abroad, mainly people from London. Definitely worth a visit - we got the 100 bus. The garden is so beautiful and worth a visit. Make the effort and visit here!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is housed in a row of 18th century almshouses of the Ironmongers’ Company, built in 1714 and set in beautiful gardens, and named after Sir Robert Geffrye, a former mayor of London and Master of the Ironmongers’ company, who left a bequest for its construction. Described in the brochure as a “place of memories, brought back through the... More 

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