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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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It's really worth going to the Geffrye Museum if you're interested in history and interior design, or just in how people used to live. There is a series of living rooms throughout... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's really worth going to the Geffrye Museum if you're interested in history and interior design, or just in how people used to live. There is a series of living rooms throughout the years with lots of info. Nice setting too!

Thank Charlotte0011
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Geffrye museum takes you to room settings throughout the ages. It's one of London's hidden gems it's set in a row of alms houses set back from the busy Kingsland Road, with a stunning peaceful garden & a good cafe. The rooms are dressed with Christmas in December making them very festive looking at this time of year. Must... More 

Thank Ruth C
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Geffrye Museum describes itself as a "museum of the home", which is a simple but accurate description. It comprises a chronological series of "middle class" domestic interiors, each decorated in the style of a particular period from 1600 up to the present day. There are plenty of explanations and lots of interesting background information as well as literary and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The museum is set in a purpose-built 18th-19th century almshouse and, for a small entry charge, guides provide a short tour of some of the rooms which have been maintained in their original condition. Entry to the main museum is free of charge. It consists of a very well-researched exhibition of changing living conditions and cultural norms among the British... More 

Thank Robin B
Adelaide, South Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 11 rooms reproducing living rooms from 1600 to the present are very interesting with good descriptions of what's what and what domestic life was like in each era. Some rooms look so homely and appealing, you could just walk in and sit down with a good book. The cafe has wonderful views over the very pretty garden and the... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a fairly small museum, a lot of pressing yourself against the wall as others try to pass you when looking at the exhibit. However, the content itself was very interesting, unique and if I was ever in the area again I would definitely go and revisit. However, living an hour and a half away by public transport, I thought... More 

Thank EmmaaNoeel
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Geffrye is a really fascinating museum to visit. Not your normal type. It charts the family home from the early 1600s to the end of the 20th century. With 11 rooms to explore each one moving on in time from 1630. It shows how the Middling Classes tastes changed with regard to the use, furniture, fabrics and fashions of... More 

Thank Colin B
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great opportunity to see how the middle classes in England lived over 4 centuries great displays of rooms set out with original furnishings over the years. Just enough to see to make the trip worthwhile without you getting exhausted with too much to see. An excellent museum which is informative and pleasant to visit.

Thank Superhoopsa1882
Uppingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Leave more time than suggested as there is so much to take in. Even though it was busy it did not feel crowded. Fascinating look through homes across the eras. Had fun spotting what we grew up with. Worth using the audio tour. Both the restaurant and shop a very high standard. We will definitely return.

Thank talltraveller2016
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really good time looking around this museum today. Spent a good 2 hours wandering around. Exhibits were very interesting and reflective of home styles on years gone by. Followed by a nice scone and cup of tea at the cafe.

Thank Michelle S

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