Geffrye Museum – A series of period rooms lead visitors on a walk through time from 17th century to 20th century modernity and contemporary living.
Geffrye Museum or Museum of the Home has a beautiful collection devoted to the history of the home, showing how interiors and gardens reflect changes in society, life style and taste over the past 400 years.
A series of period rooms lead visitors on a walk through time from 17th century oak furniture and panelling, past muted Georgian elegance and eclectic Victorian style, to 20th century modernity and contemporary living.
The Geffrye Museum was opened by London County Council in 1914. It is set in the former almshouses of the Ironmongers’ company, built in 1714 with a bequest from Sir Robert Geffrye and sold to London County Council in 1911.
Geffrye Museum: admission ticket prices and opening hours
Admission tickets: Entry to this Museum is free. But the Geffrye is now closed for a transformational, two-year development supposed to open in 2020. Though closure, they run a programme of events and activities in front gardens. The restored almshouse is also open for tours. Tours are priced at £5 per person. For Friends of the Geffrye, disabled visitors with carer and children under 16 tours are free.
Opening times: Front Garden: Monday – Friday 7.30am – 5pm, Almshouse: 10am – 5pm with Saturdays. Closed Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays
Address and nearest tube to Geffrye Museum
Address: The Geffrye Museum of the Home, 136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA
Telephone and Email: 020 7739 9893 Email. [email protected], [email protected]
Nearest Tube Train Bus: Tube- Old Street (then bus 243 or a 15 minute walk), Train plus Tube: Liverpool Street (then bus 149 or 242 or a 20 minute walk), Overground- Hoxton Station (behind the museum), Bus- Bus numbers 67, 149, 242, 243, 394