The Geffrye, Museum of the Home Free

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The Geffrye explores the home from 1600 to the present day. Evocative displays of urban, middle-class living rooms and gardens illustrate homes and home life through the centuries, reflecting changes in society, behaviour, style and taste.

The period rooms lead visitors on a walk through time from 17th-century oak furniture and panelling, past muted Georgian elegance and eclectic Victorian style, to 20th-century modernity and contemporary living.

These displays are complemented by a sequence of period gardens and an award-winning walled herb garden which illustrates the role of the garden in home life (open April to October).

The Geffrye is located in the lively and creative Hoxton area - historically a centre for furniture-making and market gardening. Set in beautiful 18th-century almshouse buildings surrounded by gardens, it is often described as an oasis in the heart of the city.

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Prices and Opening Times

Adult Ticket: Free
Child Ticket: Free
Family Ticket: Free
Senior Ticket: Free

Admission to the Geffrye Museum is free. Tours of the restored almshouses are available on certain dates each month (check for details). Admission is £4 for adults, free for under 16s. Pre-booked talks and lectures are available for groups of 10 of more at between £3-£6 per head.

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Opening Times:

10am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. 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) is directly behind the museum. Liverpool Street, Bishopsgate exit, then bus 149 or 242. Old Street, exit 2, then bus 243 or a 15-minute walk.

Facilities & Accessibility

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
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
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
Signed British Sign Language (BSL) performances
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
Available for wedding receptions
Breakout Rooms
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
Event facilities
Venue allows outside catering
Trade vehicle access
General Facilities
Free WiFi
Luggage storage
Payment Facilities
Free entry

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