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Geffrye Museum

136 Kingsland Road | Hoxton, London E2 8EA, England
+44 20 7739 9893
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Changing of rooms

An interesting visit trough the house of centuries ago. The first part of the visit is displayed... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Summ3rT1m3
via mobile
A highlight of the day

The way that this museum is set up allows you to "time travel" from one room to another. We were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rob B
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Toronto, Canada
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Free museum and gardens exploring the home and home life, in Hoxton, East London. Period rooms, gardens, events, exhibitions, cafe and shop.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good39%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“alms houses” (53 reviews)
“hoxton station” (43 reviews)
“period rooms” (37 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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136 Kingsland Road | Hoxton, London E2 8EA, England
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+44 20 7739 9893
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An interesting visit trough the house of centuries ago. The first part of the visit is displayed along the straight part of the building and where you will find a reading room, a refreshing bar area and souvenirs shop, before passing to the modern style...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The way that this museum is set up allows you to "time travel" from one room to another. We were pleasantly surprised at how well this museum displays the changes from one historic period to the next. A beautiful garden compliments the trip. Well worth...More

Thank Rob B
Geffryeweb, Digital Communications Officer at Geffrye Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Rob Thanks very much for writing a review of your visit to the Geffrye. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for your positive comments. If you are back in London again in the future we hope you'll...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived about 12 minutes before opening on a cold, rainy day. Even before I entered I could hear one of the front desk staff shouting at someone I think was a meeting attendee. Ended with “Go about your business!” Next up was me. “Are you...More

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Geffryeweb, Digital Communications Officer at Geffrye Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent experience when you visited the Geffrye. We take all feedback from visitors very seriously and we are sorry to hear about the welcome you experienced at the museum. We pride ourselves on being a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A tranquil gem in an unlovely place, this free admission museum is most interesting and very well presented. Already an impressive site it is closing shortly for redevelopment. One of the chief benefits will be the ability to access directly from the adjacent Overground station....More

Thank TerryPheasant
Geffryeweb, Digital Communications Officer at Geffrye Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Terry Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent visit to the Geffrye. We're happy that you found it interesting and a tranquil gem - that's a lovely description! However, we are sorry to hear that you found the staff that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great museum, all centred on how the home has evolved since this was built in the Stuart period. A little gem. Shall return for sure after the refurbishment that happens in January'18. Hope it doesn't take 18 months! Thankyou to all who make this a...More

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Geffryeweb, Digital Communications Officer at Geffrye Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for taking the time to write about your recent visit to the Geffrye. It's lovely to hear that you found us a serene place to visit and enjoyed your time with us. Although we will be closed for redevelopment from 7 January...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though you can see the museum which is free from Hoxton Overground station the entrance is round the corner in Kingsland Road. All of the main exhibits are on one level and wheelchair accessible. It is a very interesting museum on how homes have developed...More

Thank Ian M
Geffryeweb, Digital Communications Officer at Geffrye Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Ian Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent visit to the Geffrye. We are very happy to hear that you found the displays interesting and the audio guide useful. We will be closing for a major development project in early...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited this museum on a recommendation from family in London and were not disappointed. This is a surprisingly peaceful setting and the exhibits were well presented and thought out. The gardens were also lovely and well worth a wander as well. We did go...More

Thank paulharnby
Geffryeweb, Digital Communications Officer at Geffrye Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Paul Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit to the Geffrye - we're happy that you enjoyed your time with us. Great to hear we had been recommended! I'm not sure if you know that we will be closing for...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

The museum is lovely and a great find but the coffee shop is too awful for words. Sullen disinterested staff. Cakes were not appetising and had to change options, no apology muttered. It actually changed the mood of our visit. This really needs to be...More

Thank Caroline D
Geffryeweb, Digital Communications Officer at Geffrye Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Dear Caroline Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Geffrye - we are pleased to hear that you thought the museum was lovely. We are sorry to hear about your experience at our cafe. Please be assured that we take...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

I didn't know about this museum, until I visited Shoreditch and looked for things to do whilst there. I'm so glad I found this museum! It's free to visit, and the way the rooms are displayed are beautiful. The attention to detail within each room,...More

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Geffryeweb, Digital Communications Officer at Geffrye Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Geffrye and we're so pleased you found it interesting. We will pass on your comments to our Front of House manager, and hope if you have the opportunity that you will come...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

By Hoxton overground station is this little gem of a Museum. Set in the old Alms Houses it was preserved because of the gardens and has been converted to a museum showing rooms and furniture of the middle class through the ages

Thank Blues152
Geffryeweb, Digital Communications Officer at Geffrye Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thank you so much for your recent review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back and visit us again in the future. With best wishes from the Geffrye

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JayNewbury
4 January 2017|
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Response from Ann J | Reviewed this property |
its suitable. most of the exhibition is on the ground floor.
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karenhall12016
1 July 2016|
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Response from Sitta | Reviewed this property |
From their webpage: Please note that dogs are not allowed in the museum and gardens, except assistance dogs. So, sorry , no dogs.
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