Geffrye Museum period gardens - © Mandy Williams

The Geffrye Museum

Discover how homes have changed in the past 400 years. The museum’s eleven period rooms span from 1600 to the present day. Each room represents the main living space used by a family and their guests. How people would have lived in the rooms, alongside the furnishings, lighting and heating, show how homes and home life have changed over time, reflecting changes in society, behaviour, style, taste and the wider world.

Enjoy the tranquility of the museum’s period gardens - an urban oasis in the heart of Hoxton, an area of London once renowned for its horticultural expertise. The period gardens, behind the museum, illustrate how domestic gardens have evolved over the past four centuries. The gardens at the front of the museum are open all year round and provide a lush, green space just off busy Kingsland Road.

Step back in time and visit the restored almshouse. One of the 18th-century almshouses in which the museum is housed has been restored and been taken back to its original condition and provides a glimpse into the lives of London's poor and elderly in the 1780s and 1880s.

Museum Facilities

  • Cafe

  • Restaurant

  • Shop

  • Audio Guide

  • Tour Guide

  • Photography

  • Wheelchair Access

  • WiFi

  • Venue Hire

  • Available

  • Not allowed

  • Unconfirmed

  • Prior permission required.

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London Area: Central


  • Geffrye Museum
  • 136 Kingsland Rd
  • Shoreditch
  • London
  • E2 8EA


  • TFL Zone

    Zone 1 / 2

  • Overground

    • Hoxton

    National Rail

    • Old Street


    • Old Street

    Bus Numbers

  • 394, 67, 149, 242, 243

FREE Admission

Admission discounts
Art Fund 50% off exhibitions
Open Hours
Tuesday 10:00am 17:00pm
Wednesday 10:00am 17:00pm
Thursday 10:00am 17:00pm
Friday 10:00am 17:00pm
Saturday 10:00am 17:00pm
Sunday 10:00am 17:00pm
Bank Holidays 10:00am 17:00pm

Contact Details

Phone 020 7739 9893
Website The Geffrye Museum
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