Skip to main content


Cross section of the new development

Cross section of the museum building in the new development (c) Wright & Wright Architects Ltd
April 2014    Wright & Wright Architects appointed 
May 2015   Awarded £12.3m by the National Lottery Heritage Fund
July 2016   Planning permission granted by the London Borough of Hackney
March 2017    National Lottery Heritage Fund grant confirmed
January 2018   The Geffrye closes to the public on 7 January 2018
Late spring 2018    Construction begins
2018/19   Events and activities in the front gardens
2019    £18.1m fundraising target to be reached 
Spring 2020   The Geffrye reopens!

National Lottery Heritage Fund