Geffrye Museum

The Geffrye is now closed for a two-year development, re-opening in early 2020.

Throughout closure we are running a programme of events in our front gardens. The restored almshouse is also open for tours on certain dates. 

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The Geffrye is a much-loved gem in the lively and creative Hoxton area - historically a centre for furniture-making and market gardening. Set in 18th-century almshouses and surrounded by gardens, it is often described as an oasis in the heart of the city.

The Geffrye focuses on the urban living rooms and gardens of the English middle classes. Our collections show how homes have been used and furnished over the past 400 years, reflecting changes in society and behaviour as well as style, fashion and taste.

A series of 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 rooms are complemented by a sequence of period gardens and a walled herb garden which illustrate the role of the garden in home life. 




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