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Explore the Geffrye

The Geffrye explores the home from 1600 to the present day. Evocative displays of London living rooms and gardens illustrate homes and home life through the centuries, reflecting changes in society, behaviour, style and taste.

Set in beautiful 18th-century almshouse buildings, the museum is surrounded by gardens - a much-loved oasis in the heart of inner-city London. 

Visit the restored almshouse for a rare glimpse into the lives of London's poor and elderly in the 1780s and 1880s.


RoomsPeriod rooms Museum BuildingsAlmshouses GardensGardens
The garden reading room at the Geffrye MuseumAlso explore 360 panorama of the parlour in 1790 at the Geffrye Museum360 panoramas Virtual TourVirtual tour

The Geffrye explores the home from 1600 to the present day. Evocative displays of London living rooms and gardens illustrate homes and home life through the centuries, reflecting changes in society, behaviour, style and taste.

Set in beautiful 18th-century almshouse buildings, the museum is surrounded by gardens - a much-loved oasis in the heart of inner-city London.

Visit the restored almshouse for a rare glimpse into the lives of London's poor and elderly in the 1780s and 1880s.


RoomsPeriod rooms Museum BuildingsAlmshouses GardensGardens The garden reading room at the Geffrye MuseumAlso explore