Please note that the Geffrye closes on 7 January 2018 for two years for a major development project.
The Geffrye explores the home from 1600 to the present day. Evocative displays of urban 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.
The museum closes on 7 January 2018 for a two-year redevelopment project. The museum will reopen in early 2020.
Prices and Opening Times
Admission to the Geffrye Museum is free.
Tours of the restored almshouses are available on certain dates each month (check the website for details). Admission is £4 for adults, and free for children under 16 years old.
Pre-booked talks and lectures are available for groups of 10 of more at between £3 and £6 per person.
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The Geffrye closed on 7 January 2018 for two years for a transformational development project.
The restored almshouse is open for tours on certain Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays - check website for details: www.geffrye-museum.org.uk
Venue Details & Map
Geffrye Museum of the Home
136 Kingsland RoadHoxtonLondonE2 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
- 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
- Access into the Building
- Flat routes from parking area to entrance
- Full, non-assisted wheelchair access
- Ramps with handrails to entrance
- Accessible Bathroom Facilities
- Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
- Some toilets with handrails
- 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 Parking Facilities
- Designated disabled parking available within fifty metres of main entrance
- Drop-off point for guests available outside main entrance
- Accessible Venue Facilities
- Assistance dogs welcome
- Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant or cafe
- Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
- Staff available to assist
- Staff disability awareness trained
- Wheelchairs available free of charge
- 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
- Attraction Facilities
- Audio commentary available
- Gift shop
- Patron toilets
- Public toilets
- Booking Facilities
- Group bookings accepted
- Catering Facilities
- Event catering
- Event Facilities
- Available for wedding receptions
- Breakout Rooms
- Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
- Event facilities
- In house AV available
- Trade vehicle access
- Venue allows outside catering
- General Facilities
- Free WiFi
- Luggage storage
- Payment Facilities
- Free entry