The Geffrye, Museum of the Home Free


One of London's most friendly and charming museums, the Geffrye explores the home from 1600 to the present day. The museum’s focus is on the living rooms of the urban middle classes in England, particularly London. A chronological sequence of period rooms show how homes have been used and furnished over the past 400 years, reflecting the changes in society and patterns of behaviour as well as style, fashion and taste.

The museum is set in elegant, 18th-century almshouses in Shoreditch, East London. It is surrounded by attractive gardens, which include an award-winning walled herb garden and a series of period gardens which chart the changing style of town gardens (April-October)

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Prices and Opening Times
Adult Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Child Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Family Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Senior Ticket: Free (USD0.00)

Admission to the Geffrye Museum is free. The almshouses are open on the certain Wednesdays and Saturdays of the month (please check for details) and admission is free for children and £2.50 for adults. Special exhibitions are £5 or £3 conc, except for the Christmas Past exhibition which is free.

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Opening Times:

Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 - 17:00, Sun and Bank Holiday Mondays 12:00 - 17:00. Closed Mondays, Good Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day

Venue Details & Map

The Geffrye, Museum of the Home

136 Kingsland Road
E2 8EA
+44 (0)20 7739 9893
Public transport:
Hoxton Station (London Overground) - directly behind museum. Liverpool Street, Bishopsgate exit, then bus 149 or 242. Old Street, exit 2, then bus 243 or 15 minute walk.


Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Some toilets with handrails
Accessible Venue Facilities
Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant or cafe
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Accessible Communication Facilities
Audible alarm system
Clear signage (colour contrast, large letters or pictograms)
Hearing loop system
Information available in audio format
Information available in braille
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Staff available to assist
Staff disability awareness trained
Wheelchairs available free of charge
Access into the Building
Full, non-assisted wheelchair access
Ramps with handrails to entrance
Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby changing rooms
Level access, ramp or lift from entrance to reception
Level access, ramp or lift to garden
Level access, ramp or lift to information point
Accessible Parking Facilities
Designated disabled parking available within fifty metres of main entrance
Drop-off point for guests available outside main entrance
Access Inside Building Facilities
Accessible lift
All routes suitable for limited mobility users
All routes suitable for pushchairs or prams
All routes suitable for wheelchair users
Effective lighting throughout for visually impaired users
Seating for limited mobility users along routes
Attraction Facilities
Audio commentary available
Gift shop
Patron toilets
Public toilets
Booking Facilities
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
Event catering
Picnic site
Event Facilities
In house AV available
Breakout Rooms
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
Event facilities
Venue allows outside catering
Payment Facilities
Free entry
Yelp Reviews

4.0 out of 5 based on 48 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Geffrye, Museum of the Home

4.0 out of 5 8 April 2016
by Natalie R.

I had a quick visit to this museum on a Sunday. As it was a lovely day, I didn't want to spend too much time indoors. I quickly browsed through the interiors from many years ago and headed straight for the cute museum shop to find a birthday present (I find that museum shops generally have a good selection of presents to buy for a family member outside of the UK).

Although I didn't venture...more

5.0 out of 5 23 October 2015
by Michelle B.

I really enjoyed my visit to the Geffrye Museum.

You can't miss it from Hoxton station (although you do have to walk right round the corner to the entrance) with the gardens visible from the platform.

The main museum itself is free with special exhibits at a nominal charge on the bottom floor.

It's like nosing around your friends/coworkers/neighbors house - I wouldn't choose that lamp -...more

5.0 out of 5 2 October 2015
by Janet C.

Great small museum on Kingsland Road in an old almshouse. It's theme is decorative arts in English home life through the centuries. It has a wonderful garden in the back and a nice tea room.more

4.0 out of 5 20 May 2015
by Emeline V.

Hidden behind massive walls, and next to a peaceful garden, the Geffrye has a lot going for it. Not too big or too small, it makes for an hour very well spent. Also, it's in Hackney, which means that few people make the trek, and you can expect to take your time, and read the wall text in silence. Unless of course, you're me, and find yourself stranded in line the one day all the...more

5.0 out of 5 24 April 2015
by Anthony C.

This little museum is absolutely different from the rest of London's museums. Firstly its never as packed and its cosy feeling makes you feel like you in a different part of England.

If you are into interior design or you want to learn a bit more about history in a more interactive way are going to love this little gem. Each room is presenting a piece of history from the 1700's right through...more

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