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Geffrye Museum, London

(4.5/5 based on 600+ 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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  • It is a very didactic, though not very large Museum. Being well away it is beneficial to combine your visit with the flower market which is open from 8 to 15 hs. While the Museum closes to the 17 hs. The distance between the two is very short and the market is really incredible. It is very nice to end the tour at the coffee shop, surrounded by the garden of the House. It was ideal for our visit because we rained and hailed while we looked through the windows eating two delicious tomato soup!
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  • Nice museum showing how we live has changed over the generations. Mix of old original building and new. Very good cafe, well worth a visit.  more »
  • Spent a nice Sunday afternoon at the Geffrye Museum. A chronological preview of British middle-class households, well explained and furnished. Although a bit dark, an update in the lightning system wo...  more »
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  • We thought this museum would be lame from it's description but were close by and took a look in. It was actually fab! It was really interesting to see all the different historical styles, the exhibits were really visual and nice. There was also a lot of context given to what we saw, which was so cool because it made it so that we were completely interested and engaged rather than just wandering through aimlessly (which, despite best intentions, is often what happens at museums). We were sad that we came so close to closing time!
  • Interesting museum if interested in interior architecture over history. I love the shiny staircase !
  • Beautiful gardens, recommend for a sunny day so you can sit outside & enjoy them. Museum is interesting.
  • Quaint and not too crowded, this charming place is a great way to kill an hour if you're curious about the details of every day life, how that changed over time, and why. If you're not into reading the narrative you could easily get through in 15 mins and visually it'll still be a treat.
  • Great, free to enter museum charting the way the middle classes have lived in London over the last 400 years. Have some interesting expansion plans too.