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Geffrye Museum, London

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Discover 400 years of the changing tastes of the English upper-middle class at Geffrye Museum. Based in a quaint almshouse, wander through the rooms to get a feel for each era--Gregorian to Victorian to more modern styles. Learn about the people using these places, their lifestyle, and their changing tastes. Each display comes with an interpretation and audio guide. During good weather, stroll through the period gardens filled with seasonal plants and flowers. There’s a cafe on site when you get hungry Use our London trip itinerary planner to arrange your visit to Geffrye Museum and other attractions in London.
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  • An interesting depiction of domestic interiors of the 'middling sorts' through the ages. Free entry although well worth paying £3.50 for an audio guide. The cafe on site is excellent.  more »
  • This is a museum and garden in the heart of Londons hipster ville. It is a wonderful experience of a well rum though small scale museum of the home . It focusses oon the development of the home - midd...  more »
  • Great idea, fabulous buildings, extensions well done and gardens lovely, making the best of a hemmed-in site. But the interiors are a bit unconvincing somehow, and would be better if they looked more ...  more »
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  • Good displays of past rooms of houses. Lots of information, too, which helps to put everything in context. Modern café in the centre of the museum. Tries a bit too hard to be posh and is quite expensive. Nice little gift shop, but also expensive. The gardens are lovely, but not large.
  • I was not sure this is the best place with two boys (10 and 8), but we all enjoyed it. A travel through interior design from 1600 to 2000, with a lot of enjoyable explanations, furniture and textiles to tap, children's trail and cafe with a view of the neat gardens. The bus and overground connections are great, we surely go back.
  • Geffrye explores the home from 1600 to the present day. illustrate homes and home life through the centuries, reflecting changes in society, behaviour, style and taste. Set in beautiful 18th-century almshouse buildings, the museum is surrounded by gardens - a much-loved oasis in the heart of inner-city London. This place used to be poor and elderly in the 1780s and 1880s.Enjoy the beautiful garden after the museum.
  • Unusual museum and very interesting. The gardens are nice too, we went to a garden party there but unfortunately weather was a bit cool and there was a poor turnout. Also there was some issue with the food and it never appeared. Was a shame because the cocktails were great and the setting was so perfect.
  • U can see rooms design since 17th to 20 century.free entry.