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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

Getting here

Find us at
Geffrye Almshouses
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)

By bike

We have 8 cycle stands on-site and docking stations at Falkirk Street and Geffrye Street.

By car

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

Transport for London Journey Planner


Our front gardens are ramped and accessible for wheelchairs.
The restored almshouse is listed and not accessible for wheelchairs.

Visiting guidelines

We welcome guide and assistance dogs, no other dogs are allow into the gardens.
We do not allow smoking in the gardens.

Restored Almshouse

inside the restored almshouse

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.