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The Geffrye Museum of the Home

London, England, United Kingdom

About The Geffrye Museum of the Home

The Geffrye Museum in Shoreditch is a fascinating journey through British homes of the last four centuries and explores how people lived – and live! Showcasing the ways in which homes over the years have been decorated and used, the Geffrye Museum has a number of period rooms that show the changing influences and styles of the people who came before us.

There are also beautiful period gardens to walk through showing changing styles and the evolving needs and practicalities of the British garden, including the walled herb garden.

Visitors to the museum will find 11 period rooms (from around 1700 to the present day) and four period gardens as well as a walled herb garden, all arranged in chronological order. There is also a perfectly restored 18th century alms house (open on selected days throughout the year) which provides a look into the lives of London’s poor in the 17th and 18th centuries. In each room there are artefacts and objects (including photographs of real homes), to aid the authenticity of each display.

The Geffrye Museum is a wonderful day out for the whole family where you’ll find a snapshot of the changing styles of British homes and families over the last 400 years.