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Search our collections to explore the history of English homes from 1600 to the present day
Explore the Geffrye’s Documenting Homes collection, an archive of images and recorded testimony about homes in the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries
Find out about the Geffrye's library and archive materials
Find out about our new acquisitions and displays
Read about our partnerships and research projects
The Geffrye collects objects, images and texts in order to explore the history of English homes from 1600 to the present day. Some of the individual artefacts are of national importance, but the real significance of the collection lies in its extensive coverage of the material culture of the home.
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For information on using images from our collection please contact the Picture Library or visit Geffrye Images. A selection of our paintings and prints are also available here.
The Geffrye's rich collections explore the history of English homes over the past 400 years. They include household goods, such as furniture, wallpaper and paintings, and fascinating library and archive material, from decorating manuals and recipe books to photographs of real homes.