Geffrye Museum of the Home


136 Kingsland Road, Hoxton E2 8EA


020-7739 9893



Opening times:

Tues–Sun 10:00-17:00

How to get there:

Overground: Hoxton Overground (directly behind museum)
Underground: Liverpool Street station, then bus 149 or 242 from Bishopsgate; Old Street station, exit 2, then bus 243

Entry fee:


Additional information:

Café, shop and period gardens (open April – October)

This small museum in Hoxton is a welcome, friendly oasis in the urban environment of the Kingsland Road, which lies mid-way between the old villages of Haggerston and Hoxton (the latter now a hub of the contemporary art scene). Set behind iron railings are the gardens, tall trees and low-lying early 18th-century buildings of the Geffrye almshouses, converted to a museum in 1914. A museum exploring the English, middle-class home from 1600 to the present day, through a succession of period room and garden recreations, the Geffrye is one of London’s hidden treasures.

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Closure of Geffrye Museum of the Home in East London for transformational development project

Please be advised that we are about to embark on a transformational £18m development project - Unlocking the Geffrye. This will mean that the museum will close on 7 January 2018 for almost two years.

Although 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 and activities in our front gardens. The restored almshouse will also be open for tours on certain dates throughout the year.

We will be in touch again in the future to update you with new details.

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Update from Geffrye Museum of the Home

The Geffrye explores the home from 1600 to the present day. Evocative displays of London, middle-class living rooms and gardens illustrate homes and home life through the centuries, reflecting changes in society, behaviour, style and taste. The museum is set in beautiful 18th century almshouse buildings surrounded by gardens in Hoxton, East London.

Entry: FREE (almshouse 3£)
Address: 136 Kingsland Road, Hoxton, London E2 8EA
Tel: 020 7739 9893
Web: www.geffrye-museum.org.uk
Email: info@geffrye-museum.org.uk
Open: Tue – Sun 10am-5pm. Closed Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays, 24, 25, 26 December, 1 January and Good Friday.
Gardens open 1 April – 31 October.
Travel: London Overground: Hoxton station (directly behind museum)
Tube: Liverpool St, then bus 149 or 242/Old St (exit 2), then bus 243

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