Museum of the Home
Time Out says
It used to be called the Geffrye Museum, but that's apparently too much of a mouthful, so this venerable East End insitution has announced (during its year off ruding redevelopment) that it will be changing its name to the Museum of the Home. Housed in a set of 18th-century almshouses, this lovely little museum has for more than a century offered a vivid physical history of the English interior. Displaying original furniture, paintings, textiles and decorative arts, the museum recreates a sequence of typical middle-class living rooms from 1600 to the present. It’s an oddly interesting way to take in domestic history, with any number of intriguing details to catch your eye- from a bell jar of stuffed birds to a particular decorative flourish on a chair. There’s an airy restaurant overlooking the lovely gardens, which include a walled plot for herbs and a chronological series in different historical styles.
NB: The Museum of the Home is closed until early 2020, but will continue to host events in the garden and run tours of the almhouses; see the website for details.
Read about our favourite seven exhibits at the Geffrye Museum
136 Kingsland Rd
|Price:||Free (permanent collection); admission charge applies for some temporary exhibitions|
|Opening hours:||Tues-Sun 10am-5pm; Mon closed|
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Pet Life – a pawsome pet adventure
Enter a world of pets at the Museum of the Home’s new multi-sensory, immersive experience ‘Pet Life’ which explores the role of our little friends on our wellbeing. Choose from one of four animal companions to take care of and be guided by as you and...Exhibitions Until Sunday October 31 2021