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Exterior of the Geffyre Museum 2012

Exterior of the Geffrye Museum (detail) - photography Richard Davies

The Geffrye explores the home and the way people live. 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 and how domestic gardens have changed over time.

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.

"Wonderful. Wonderful.  A real treasure - wish I had discovered it years ago - I will spread the word"

To make the Geffrye even better for our visitors, we have embarked on a major development project to open up our collections, buildings, gardens and learning facilities. Read more about our exciting plans.

Download our museum leaflet here. Take a Virtual Tour around the Geffrye here.

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Exterior of the Geffyre Museum 2012

Exterior of the Geffrye Museum (detail) - photography Richard Davies

The Geffrye explores the home and the way people live. 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 and how domestic gardens have changed over time.

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.

"Wonderful. Wonderful.  A real treasure - wish I had discovered it years ago - I will spread the word"

To make the Geffrye even better for our visitors, we have embarked on a major development project to open up our collections, buildings, gardens and learning facilities. Read more about our exciting plans.

Download our museum leaflet here. Take a Virtual Tour around the Geffrye here.

HistoryMuseum history Museum DevelopmentUnlocking the Geffrye