The Geffrye Museum of the Home

1930s living room

© Geffrye Museum/Chris Ridley

    • Please note that the Geffrye Museum is now closed for a transformational development project and will re-open in spring 2020. Throughout closure, a programme of events will be run in the front gardens and the restored 18th century almshouse will be open for tours on certain dates. Visit for full details. The Geffrye explores the home from 1600 to the present day. Evocative displays of London, middle-class living rooms and gardens illustrate homes and home life through the centuries, reflecting changes in society, behaviour, style and taste. These displays are complemented by a sequence of period gardens and an award-winning walled herb garden which illustrate the role of the garden in home life. The Geffrye is located in the lively and creative Hoxton area - historically a centre for furniture-making and market gardening. Set in 18th-century almshouses surrounded by gardens, it is often described as an oasis in the heart of the city.
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