The museum is closed until spring 2020 for our major development. During closure we are running events and tours of the restored almshouse.
For all events
For restored almshouse tours
Front garden opening hours
Monday – Friday: 7.30am–4.45pm
Saturdays when the restored almshouse is open: 10am–4.45pm
Front garden closures
Sundays and on public holidays: 26 August, 24, 25, 26 December 2019, 1 January, 8 May, 25 May 2020
20 July closed all day – access only for restored almshouse tours via the north gate
Find us at
136 Kingsland Road
London, E2 8EA
By public transport
Hoxton Overground (step-free access)
Old Street (underground and rail)
Liverpool Street (underground and rail)
Buses stop outside on Kingsland Road (149, 242, 243, 394)
We have 8 cycle stands on-site and docking stations at Falkirk Street and Geffrye Street.
Parking locally is very limited. Blue Badge holders may park in bays on Kingsland Rd (up to 3 hours, 10am–4pm)
Find us on Google maps
Use Transport for London’s Journey Planner for directions to the museum
Our front gardens are ramped and accessible for wheelchairs.
The restored almshouse is listed and not accessible for wheelchairs.
We welcome guide and assistance dogs, no other dogs are allow into the gardens.
We do not allow smoking in the gardens.
The 1880s almshouse room (detail) photographed by Jayne Lloyd
Visit one of the Geffrye's 18th-century almshouses which has been taken back to its original condition, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of London's poor and elderly in former times. Tours are led by our knowledgeable team of volunteers.
Click here for information and schedules of upcoming tours.