The Geffrye Museum is one of London’s best-loved museums. It shows the changing style of the English domestic interior in a series of period rooms from 1600 to the present day.
The Geffrye Museum depicts the quintessential style of English middle-class living rooms. Its collections of furniture, textiles, paintings and decorative arts are displayed in a series of period rooms from 1600 to the present day.
The displays lead the visitor on a walk through time, from the 17th century with oak furniture and panelling, past the refined splendour of the Georgian period and the high style of the Victorians, to 20th century modernity as seen in a 1930s flat, a mid-century room in ‘contemporary style’ and a late-20th century living space in a converted warehouse.
The museum is set in elegant 18th century almshouses with a contemporary wing surrounded by attractive gardens, which include an award-winning walled herb garden and a series of period gardens.
The Geffrye is located in Shoreditch just minutes from the City of London. It is easily reached by public transport.
Admission to the museum and gardens is free.
On the first Saturday of every month the Geffrye offers a range of fun activities, including quizzes (all ages) and creative crafts (suitable for young people aged 5 – 15).
All children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.
Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes prior to the workshop.
Open Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sundays & Bank Holiday Mondays 12 – 5pm
Closed Mondays (unless Bank Holiday), Good Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day
The almshouse is open on the first Saturday of the month.
Admission is by timed entry at 11.00am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm and 3.00pm. (4.00pm tours from May to September only).
Tickets are £2.00 for adults with free admission for children under 16.
The Almshouse is also open on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month at selected times. Gardens:
The herb garden and period garden rooms are open from 1 April to 31 October during museum hours.
Where do I go?
136 Kingsland Road
How do I get there?
Liverpool Street, then bus 149 or 242
Old Street (exit 2), then bus 243 or a 15 minute walk.
149, 242, 243, 67, 394
Where can I get more information?