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The Geffrye Museum of the Home
The Geffrye Museum explores the home from 1600 to the present day through evocative displays of urban living rooms and gardens. Read More
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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.

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Important information

The museum is currently closed for a two-year redevelopment project. The museum will reopen in summer 2020.

Prices and opening times

Child Ticket FREE
Family Ticket FREE
Senior Ticket FREE
Adult Ticket FREE

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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Opening Times

The Museum of the Home is closed until early 2021 for a major redevelopment. Check the website ( or social media for updates.

Venue Details & Map

Museum of the Home

136 Kingsland Road, Hoxton
E2 8EA
+44 (0)20 7739 9893
Public transport:
Hoxton station (London Overground) is directly behind the museum. Liverpool Street: Use Bishopsgate exit, then take bus 149 or 242. Old Street: Use exit two, then take bus 243 or enjoy 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
Catering Facilities
Children Facilities
Children welcome
Event Facilities
Available for wedding receptions
Breakout Rooms
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
In house AV available
Trade vehicle access
Venue allows outside catering
General Facilities
Free WiFi
Luggage storage
Payment Facilities
Free entry

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