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Museum of the Home Free

The Geffrye Museum of the Home
The Museum of the Home in east London explores the changing shape of domestic interiors from 1600 to the present day.


Visit the Museum of the Home in Hackney and explore the changing shape of domestic interiors from 1600 to the present day. Formerly called the Geffrye Museum, the Museum of the Home charts how families, fashions and inventions have all evolved over the past 400 years in Britain.

What is there to see at the Museum of the Home?

The Museum of the Home reopened in 2021 following a multimillion-pound refurbishment and extension.

Highlights of the museum now include the Home Galleries. Head down to the lower ground floor to see exhibitions exploring the meaning of home. Here, you’ll find treasured ornaments, furniture and photos of unusual places to call home.

Don’t miss delving into the Rooms through Time galleries. Also recently refreshed, the displays are based on real London homes and show how interior decoration and living spaces have kept up with changing fashions and demands. Move from a 1630s hall to a 1990s loft conversion.

Head outside to explore the Gardens Through Time. These seasonal displays show how our gardens have evolved as much as the insides of our homes. Discover the Tudor Knot Garden, wander the Herb Garden and enjoy the classic Cottage Garden.

How long does it take to go around the Museum of the Home?

The Museum of the Home is one of London’s smaller museums. But there’s plenty to see and many activities to try out, including visiting the gardens. Spend a morning (or afternoon) here and factor in a trip to Molly’s Café for a home-cooked meal after looking at the galleries.

There’s also the museum’s gift shop to explore, which sells homeware, books and craft items with an emphasis on local and sustainable suppliers.

Is it free to visit the Museum of the Home?

The Museum of the Home is free to visit. It is best to book a timed ticket in advance online.

Tickets are available at the door, but you may have to wait to go in if the museum is busy.

Can I eat at the Museum of the Home?

Molly’s Café is in the grounds of the Museum of the Home. They open at 9am from Tuesday to Sunday and serve a variety of hot drinks, snacks and hearty, homecooked-style meals.

Where is the Museum of the Home?

The Museum of the Home is in Hackney, east London.

How do I get to the Museum of the Home?

The nearest Overground station to the Museum of the Home is Hoxton, which is a one-minute walk away.

Several bus routes stop on Kingsland Road, close to the museum.

There are Santander Cycles docking stations on Falkirk Street and Geffrye Street, and bike racks in Kingsland Road Gardens.

Prices and opening times

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

Admission to the Museum is free. Charges may apply for certain exhibitions and events. Please check for details.

Opening Times

Tuesday to Sunday: 10am to 5pm

Venue Details & Map

Museum of the Home

136 Kingsland Road, Hoxton
E2 8EA
+44 (0)20 7739 9893
Public transport:
Liverpool Street then bus 149 or 242. Old Street, exit 2, then bus 243.

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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