The Geffrye, Museum of the Home

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10am to 5pm Tuesday to Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Closed Mondays, Good Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day.

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

The museum is set in beautiful, 18th-century almshouse buildings surrounded by gardens in Hoxton, East London.

Throughout the summer months, the award-wining walled herb garden and period gardens provide a tranquil retreat for visitors to enjoy.

On certain days of the month, visitors can tour the Geffrye’s restored almshouse, which offers a rare glimpse into the lives of London’s poor and elderly in the 1780s and 1880s.

Each December the period rooms are decorated in authentic festive style to show how Christmas has been celebrated in English home through the centuries.

The Geffrye offers a fantastic experience for groups, including talks, exhibitions, a cafe overlooking the gardens serving delicious, home-cooked food, and a well-stocked shop.

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The Geffrye, Museum of the Home Prices:

Standard Prices

Adult Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Child Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Family Ticket: Free (USD0.00)
Senior Ticket: Free (USD0.00)

Group Pricing Information

Admission to the museum and gardens is free.

Groups must book in advance: / 44 (0)20 7749 6024

Introductory Welcome talk (20 mins) £3 per person

Talks and Slide Lectures (45 minutes) £6 per person

More in depth talks given by museum staff on themes relating to the Geffrye's collections, buildings, gardens and exhibitions.

Tours of the restored almshouse:

Groups can book tours on the first and third Wednesday of each month.

Entry times: 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm (April - October). £4 per person.

Maximum of 10 places can be booked per tour.

The Geffrye, Museum of the Home Facilities:

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

The Geffrye, Museum of the Home Location Map

The Geffrye, Museum of the Home

Directions to The Geffrye, Museum of the Home

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.

The Geffrye, Museum of the Home Contact Details

136 Kingsland Road
E2 8EA
+44 (0)20 7739 9893
+44 (0)20 7729 5647