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Disability and access

The Geffrye closed on 7 January 2018 for a transformational, two-year development. 

Although the main museum building and period gardens are closed, there will still be plenty of reasons to come to the Geffrye. Throughout 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.

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The Geffrye is located in Shoreditch just minutes from the City of London. It is easily reached by public transport. The nearest stations are Hoxton and Old Street. 

Front Garden opening hours

The museums's front gardens are open at the following times:

  • Monday - Friday 7.30am - dusk
  • Saturday 10am - dusk
  • Closed Sunday

Getting here

  • There are a limited number of parking bays for disabled visitors in front of the museum available for up to 3 hours between 10.00am - 4.00pm
  • Hoxton Station, situated behind the museum on Geffrye Street, has step-free access throughout the station.
  • There are bus stops directly outside the museum entrance for the 67, 149, 242, 243 and 394 buses.
  • View map and directions.


Site Information

  • The front gardens are ramped and accessible for wheelchairs.
  • Guide and Assistance dogs are welcome in the front gardens.
  • Please note that due to the museum's listed building status, the Restored Historic Almshouse is not accessible for wheelchairs. However, you can view a virtual tour here.