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Geffrye Museum

History Museum, Art Museum, and Museum
Hackney, London
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  • The experts at Time Out London and Evening Standard recommend this place
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    • Evening Standard
  • Bex C.
    "Lovely herb garden and grounds right off kingsland road."(3 Tips)
    Matthew D.
    "Nice outdoor spaces and free entry."(3 Tips)
    HISTORY UK
    "former Lord Mayor of London"(2 Tips)
    Elena U.
    "very interesting museum of the history of the living room"(2 Tips)
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  • Friederike W.
    Friederike WildNovember 27, 2016
    Visit this cute museum for a free time-travel on how living in the UK looked over the past 100 years. The Christmas special in December is especially worth a visit. Kids-friendly with a fun quiz too.
  • Julia S.
    Julia S.April 17, 2016
    Very interesting peek into the life of the British middle class from the 1600s to the 1990ies. If you love period rooms, this is the right place for you.
  • Evening Standard
    Evening StandardMay 14, 2012
    A visit to the Geffrye Museum is about as close as it gets to travelling in time. Dedicated to interior design, it consists of a series of eleven lovingly recreated period living rooms. Read more
  • Rev S.
    Rev StanSeptember 14, 2013
    Hidden treasure of a museum about family life in London from 16th to 20th Century. Plenty of info and interactive features. Well worth a visit.
  • Michael B.
    Michael B.April 29
    Free entrance and very interesting museum. Nice café with fair prices as well. Afternoon Tea on Saturdays £20.
  • Hoxton Salon
    Hoxton SalonJune 2, 2011
    The free art workshops for kids are very popular - get here early if you want a place - booking opens half an hour before the start time - grab an activity sheet from the Quiz desk to keep
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonMarch 26, 2012
    The Geffrye’s ‘garden rooms’ illustrate changing planting styles across half a millennium, from modest designs for Elizabethan townhouses to hothouse exotics loved by the Victorians. Read more
  • HISTORY UK
    HISTORY UKFebruary 15, 2011
    Named after a former Lord Mayor of London (d.1703), this museum shows how the English home has changed from 1630 to 1998 with 11 ‘sample’ rooms, each with festive decorations at Christmas.
  • María
    MaríaJanuary 16, 2016
    There's a special light in other. Wonderful place to hang out and learn more about the evolution of the British household. Free entry.
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonMarch 27, 2012
    Named after former Lord Mayor Sir Robert Geffrye, it’s possibly the city’s most stylish museum, boasting a fine restaurant and an art exhibition space in the basement Read more
  • Bianca N.
    Bianca NgAugust 28, 2016
    Unique museum of interior spaces from 1600 to the present. I loved learning about the evolution of daily objects!
  • Tom M.
    Tom MaxwellDecember 8, 2016
    Interesting place to see how the English household evolved before the American Revolution and beyond. Also 100% free
  • Time Out London
    Time Out LondonFebruary 23, 2012
    Housed in a set of 18th-century almshouses, the Geffrye Museum offers a vivid physical history of the English interior. Read more
  • Kuba G.
    Kuba GołackiJuly 4, 2015
    There are chairs which you can sit on and feel retro. Just watch out for signs that say so.
  • Enzo M.
    Enzo MartinelliDecember 20, 2014
    Apart from the interior design exhibition also a nice cafeteria at the end of the visit circuit
  • Jack D.
    Jack DavisJuly 28, 2015
    Nice museum with beautiful gardens and a fun timeline of interior design in Britain.
  • Vic M.
    Vic McGinSeptember 17, 2015
    It's free! Perfect weekend afternoon activity. Check out the beautiful gardens out back.
  • Bex C.
    Bex ClarkeSeptember 17, 2012
    Lovely herb garden and grounds right off kingsland road. The museum is pretty bland but free to get in.
  • HaeAn S.
    HaeAn SungApril 13, 2015
    Museum about houses. Garden is peaceful and cozy too.
  • Benjamin C.
    Benjamin CurranMay 30, 2016
    Lovely gardens and cafe is delicious.
  • Pedro F.
    Pedro FreitasJune 21, 2015
    The gardens are a gem, also love the furniture exhibition.
  • Elena U.
    Elena UApril 9
    Nice gardens and very interesting museum of the history of the living room
  • Steffi C.
    Steffi CNovember 8, 2015
    Worth a visit even just for the outside park 😍
  • Katherine M.
    Katherine M.November 20, 2014
    "Museum of living rooms. Free. Near Shoreditch. It should be immediately obvious to you whether or not this is a good idea. Not hipster."
  • Tobias O.
    Tobias OtteNovember 22, 2014
    Nice herb garden in the back. Good to spend some quite time with a good book.
  • Aaron
    AaronDecember 22, 2015
    Most renting Londoners will recognise their own homes in a mashup of the 20th century section...
  • Melissa T.
    Melissa TgsApril 22, 2011
    Gotta check out the 'Japanese Home' exhibition. The Curator, in the jp spirit of not collecting second hand goods - will be raffle ticketing everything showing!
  • Arik F.
    Arik FletcherAugust 23, 2010
    A truly unique and remarkable museum with some fantastic plans for expansion now that the new Hoxton station has opened... watch this space! ;-)
  • Matthew D.
    Matthew D'AmatoMay 30, 2016
    Nice outdoor spaces and free entry.
  • Arianna B.
    Arianna BisonNovember 6, 2016
    Lovely museum of British homes 🏡
  • Jonathan W.
    Jonathan WeirSeptember 6, 2016
    An absolute must on the list of non-touristy London museums
  • Gizem Y.
    Gizem YavuzMay 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Feels like ikea of old times. Lovely museum with a peaceful garden.
  • Ariel W.
    Ariel WinkJuly 7, 2016
    Gardens are absolutely amazing!
  • Cynthia W.
    Cynthia WeiAugust 8, 2010
    Great museum in Hackney but nowhere for people to eat picnics indoors. Service at the restaurant not the best and I was served my worst ever, chewy bread and butter pudding once. The waiter admitted
  • Ogulcan G.
    Ogulcan GirgincJanuary 30, 2016
    An interesting and rather small museum
  • Michael B.
    Michael B.April 29
    Afternoon Tea on Saturdays £20.
  • Charlotte S.
    Charlotte SallisMay 24, 2010
    Lovely garden, especially on a summers day. This museum is FREE!
  • William S.
    William StearnApril 20, 2016
    Finest herb garden on the Kingsland road
  • Robin Š.
    Robin ŠmídJune 28, 2014
    The sandwiches are very tasty!
  • Ly N.
    Ly NguyenDecember 1, 2016
    Nice surprise! Going back in time
  • Phil W.
    Phil WJune 30, 2012
    The gardens are wonderful in the summer sun.
  • Lizzy N.
    Lizzy NakielnyOctober 27, 2011
    Free entry. Nice gardens
  • SIY A.
    SIY AUYApril 19, 2014
    Free Entrance, until 5
  • Barry P.
    Barry PerfectOctober 13, 2012
    Great Gardens, open 1st April to 31st October
  • Tamila J.
    Tamila JazayeriMay 19, 2012
    Beautiful architecture & gardens
  • Jordan R.
    Jordan RonronJanuary 6, 2012
    Offbeat and quirky museum.
  • Ceara P.
    Ceara PixieSeptember 1, 2015
    Lovely grounds
  • Jenny K.
    Jenny KJuly 27, 2011
    Fantastic place for lunch
  • alfie d.
    alfie dennenOctober 9, 2009
    When it snows the gardens at geffrye museum are delightful.
  • Roy
    RoyDecember 3, 2014
    Crap, simply.
  • inspector c.
    inspector clouseauFebruary 14, 2016
    Хороший музей. Прикольно видеть как менялись интерьеры жилья. В некоторых я б и сейчас пожил ))
  • Sasha S.
    Sasha SJune 4, 2015
    Интерьеры от средневековья до наших дней. Есть кафе. Довольно познавательно
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