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Geffrye Museum, London

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4.5/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
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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  • Visit the Geffrye Museum was an ongoing series of pleasant discoveries: starting from the building in which it is situated, that deserves a look from the outside even the passer rushed. The set up is very well structured: useful for a general visit and a little superficial is to deepen certain subjects or periods thanks to the information panels and audio media. I enjoyed the opportunity to consult books of architecture and gardening and-by the way-the final discovery was the garden, almost inaccessible, but nice, with a choice of varied and interesting plants, full of ideas to play. I conclude with a note on the courtesy and helpfulness of the staff, is an invitation to visit it.
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  • 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 app...  read more »
  • 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 eve...  read more »
  • Wonderful walk through period rooms. Staff very friendly and helpful. Cafe excellent. Definitely highly recommended
  • We visited for the Christmas exhibit. It was well done, showing the variety of decoration employed in houses over the last few hundred years. The cafe is reasonably priced, given the area it's in. The cakes are good.
  • Free to enter museum of interiors. Walking through this old almshouse you get to see British interiors over the past few hundred years. A lovely thing to do when the weather isn't great - and be rewarded with the cafe at the end of your trip up to the 1900s. Exhibits lack interactivity so this might not be the place to bring small children - or adults with short attention spans. Entrance and exit are through the same door, so you oddly walk back through all the exhibits to get out - with lots of squeezing past other visitors.
  • I lived in this area for 10 years before bothering to go to this museum. How lucky we are in London to overlook such gems on a daily basis. Whether going here for history, homes, gardens or just some peace, thus place is somewhere you shouldn't put off as long as I did.
  • The Geffrye Museum must be a unique museum, at least I've never seen one like it. In a quiet square right next to Hoxton station, sit a row of old almshouses once used to house pensioners and now the home of the museum. The museum takes you through the evolution of the family home in London from wood paneled townhouses in the 1600's through to late 90s flats. It's interesting to see how people's lives changed and linked to that so did their homes. Well worth a visit for something different and best of all it's free!
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