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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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 – Sat Sep 26
  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 – Sun Jul 12
  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.