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Geffrye Museum, London

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#35 of 218 in Museums in London
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 Put Geffrye Museum into our London trip itinerary maker tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Originally built as a group of almshouses in 1715 for the elderly and poor, the Geffrye Museum is housed in the beautiful restored Grade 1 listed buildings in Hoxton, East London. With a series of roo...  more »
  • I have lived in London, yet somehow had missed this great museum. The Geffrye shows us what homes & gardens looked like from the 17th till end of 20th century, how they evolved, changed. I found it fa...  more »
  • Shortly before it closed down for renovation, I got a chance to see the Geffrye Museum - a place that's all about interior design in England, from the 17th century up to today. There are recreations o...  more »
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  • I love this museum and will miss seeing it during the current refurbishment but can't wait to see it all when it reopens. Will have a drink and a meal in the new restaurant! A brilliant place to get the feel of homes through the ages.
  • We decided to revisit the Geffrye Museum just before its two year closing for extension. A magical and fun place to give you insights to homes of the past. Geffrye Museum transports you to a family living room in the 70's or the Edwardian era or many other eras. A fun time to see what's changed and how the home has been lived and celebrated in ages past. Worth your time and makes a business as usual day into something a little special.
  • Really fun and quirky museum which gives an insight into houses across the ages and across the century. The place is going to close for 2 years following a major refurbishment so if you are in the area/have a spare pocket of time by Sunday, 7 Jan 2018 at the latest it is well worth a visit. The staff are informative and helpful and it makes for a good place to take the kids to as it has good educational value. I also enjoyed the unique local gifts at the gift store.
  • A really nice experience where I discovered the design of the houses between 1900 and 2000. It was amazing the attention on details. Also You can see the earlier style of the houses and the rooms in this region between 1400 and 1900 with realistic illustrations and all kinds of tricks from the museum. Really worth to spend 1-2 hours to visit a free museum like this one in London. The guide on the entrance very kind and helpful.
  • It's Closed till 2020 for an amazing remolding and improvement project. Great free fun and the kids loved it.
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