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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Venue details

  • Address:

    Geffrye Museum Kingsland Road
    E2 8EA

  • Venue phone:

    020 7739 9893

  • Venue website:

  • 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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What's on at Geffrye Museum



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. Tue Sep 23 – Sun Jan 4 2015
  2. Geffrye Museum
  3. Free
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Food Through the Ages

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The Geffrye Museum has teamed up with Funthyme Dining and Events for a one-off evening combining historic food and architecture, hosted by food historian and author Kate Colquhoun. Guests are invited to take a look through the museum's period rooms and...

Food Through the Ages
  1. Thu Oct 16
  2. Geffrye Museum
  3. £50
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Geffrye 100: A Brief History of the Museum

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  • Free

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. Tue Sep 23 – Sun Jan 11 2015
  2. Geffrye Museum
  3. Free
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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.