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Explore the Geffrye

The Geffrye is now closed for a two-year development. Throughout closure we will run a programme of events and activities in our front gardens. The restored almshouse is also open for tours on certain dates. 

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. Explore Panoramas of the museum and gardens and take a Virtual Tour.


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Period rooms
Museum BuildingsAlmshouses GardensGardens

Visit us for Christmas Past and come to our Epiphany Celebration and Closing Party on the weekend of 6 and 7 January to enjoy street food, winter cocktails and live music as we say farewell to Christmas and to the museum, which will close on 7 January 2018 for almost two years for our exciting £18m development project, Unlocking the GeffryeAlthough the main museum building and period gardens will be closed, there will still be plenty of reasons to come to the Geffrye. Throughout closure we will run a programme of events, activities and installations in our front gardens. The restored almshouse will also be open for tours on certain dates throughout the year.

To keep up to date with all the latest news and events - sign up to our regular e-news and follow us: TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

Visit us for Christmas Past and come to our Epiphany Celebration and Closing Party on the weekend of 6 and 7 January to enjoy street food, winter cocktails and live music as we say farewell to Christmas and to the museum, which will close on 7 January 2018 for almost two years for our exciting £18m development project, Unlocking the GeffryeAlthough the main museum building and period gardens will be closed, there will still be plenty of reasons to come to the Geffrye. Throughout closure we will run a programme of events, activities and installations in our front gardens. The restored almshouse will also be open for tours on certain dates throughout the year.

To keep up to date with all the latest news and events - sign up to our regular e-news and follow us: TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

Visit us for Christmas Past and come to our Epiphany Celebration and Closing Party on the weekend of 6 and 7 January to enjoy street food, winter cocktails and live music as we say farewell to Christmas and to the museum, which will close on 7 January 2018 for almost two years for our exciting £18m development project, Unlocking the GeffryeAlthough the main museum building and period gardens will be closed, there will still be plenty of reasons to come to the Geffrye. Throughout closure we will run a programme of events, activities and installations in our front gardens. The restored almshouse will also be open for tours on certain dates throughout the year.

To keep up to date with all the latest news and events - sign up to our regular e-news and follow us: TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

Visit us for Christmas Past and come to our Epiphany Celebration and Closing Party on the weekend of 6 and 7 January to enjoy street food, winter cocktails and live music as we say farewell to Christmas and to the museum, which will close on 7 January 2018 for almost two years for our exciting £18m development project, Unlocking the GeffryeAlthough the main museum building and period gardens will be closed, there will still be plenty of reasons to come to the Geffrye. Throughout closure we will run a programme of events, activities and installations in our front gardens. The restored almshouse will also be open for tours on certain dates throughout the year.

To keep up to date with all the latest news and events - sign up to our regular e-news and follow us: TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

The Geffrye is now closed for a two-year developmentThroughout closure we will run a programme of events and activities in our front gardens. The restored almshouse will also be open for tours on certain dates throughout the year.

To keep up to date with all the latest news and events - sign up to our regular e-news and follow us: TwitterFacebook and Instagram.


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