Geffrye Museum

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  • Geffrye Museum exterior

  • 1935 dining lounge © Christopher Ridley

    This is the current room display. A living room in 1935.

  • 1965 dining lounge © Christopher Ridley

  • 1910 living room © Christopher Ridley

  • 1998 loft conversion © Christopher Ridley

  • 1870 drawing room © Christopher Ridley

  • The gardens © The Geffrye Museum

  • The gardens © Mandy Williams

  • Animal mask activity day © Geffrye Museum

Geffrye Museum exterior

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  • Address:

    Geffrye Museum 136 Kingsland Rd
    London
    E2 8EA

  • Venue phone:

    020 7739 9893

  • Venue website:

    www.geffrye-museum.org.uk

  • Opening hours:

    Tue- Sun 10am-5pm; Bank Holiday Mondays 10am-5pm

  • Transport:

    Overground: Hoxton

  • Price:

    Free (permanent collection); admission charge applies for some temporary exhibitions

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Centenary Celebrations Garden Display

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  • Free

Participants in the Geffrye Museum's youth programmes have created new interpretations of the historical Kingsland Road almshouses for an exhibition on the museum's front lawns. Large-scale animal sculptures, photographs and an audio tour, accompanied...

Centenary Celebrations Garden Display
  1. Sat Dec 20 – Sun Jan 4 2015
  2. Geffrye Museum
  3. Free
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Ceramics in the City

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  • Free

The annual exhibition of contemporary ceramics returns to the Geffrye, with some 50 potters showing their work to sell at prices starting from a very reasonable £10. The pieces range from purely decorative to lamps and tableware. Demonstrations and talks...

Ceramics in the City
  1. Thu Sep 24 2015 – Sat Sep 26 2015
  2. Geffrye Museum
  3. Free
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Christmas Past

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  • Free

One of London's prettiest attractions, tucked into a cleverly converted alms-house building, the Geffrye Museum in east London traces changes in middle-class taste in interior design from 1600 to the present day through a series of period room settings....

Christmas Past
  1. Sat Dec 20 – Sun Jan 4 2015
  2. Geffrye Museum
  3. Free
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Farewell to Christmas

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  • Free

Wave goodbye to Christmas at this traditional celebration on Twelfth Night which takes place in the Geffrye Museum's pretty gardens. There'll be carol singing, mulled wine, stories about Epiphany and Twelfth Night cake as well as the ritualistic burning...

Farewell to Christmas
  1. Tue Jan 6 2015
  2. Geffrye Museum
  3. Free
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Geffrye 100: A Brief History of the Museum

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The Geffrye Museum is celebrating its 100th birthday this year, so it seems appropriate that we should learn a little more about its history in this small display. See what changes this century has brought to the almshouses and museum itself and hear...

Geffrye 100: A Brief History of the Museum
  1. Sat Dec 20 – Sun Jan 11 2015
  2. Geffrye Museum
  3. Free
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Homes of the Homeless: Seeking Shelter in Victorian London

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Victorian London wasn't all top hats, horsedrawn carriages and comfortable, dolls-house style homes. A huge number of Londoners struggled to keep a roof over their heads, renting a single room – or just a bed – in a building shared with strangers. Others...

  1. Tue Mar 24 2015 – Sun Jul 12 2015
  2. Geffrye Museum
  3. £5, £3 concs
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Laura

This is a wonderful museum - it's pretty much the nearest you can get to walking through history. Each of the rooms have modern reproductions of the furniture and textiles of the time, so instead of seeing furniture from 100s of years ago as it looks now, you see it as it would have looked then (which is different from how I had imagined) and see rooms how people would have lived in them.