Geffrye Museum

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11 expert recommendations


Atlas Obscura

Explore nearly 400 years of English middle-class home life.  Full review →



A row of 18th-century almshouses in Shoreditch contain this excellent (free) museum of everyday life.


Fodor's Tick Choice

In contrast to the West End's grand aristocratic town houses, this charming museum is devoted to the life of the city's middle class over the years. Full review →


Frommer's 33

If you'd like an overview of British interiors and lifestyles of the past 4 centuries, head to this museum, housed in a series of restored 18th-century almshouses. Full review →



If you find yourself in Shoreditch, consider taking a quick trip to the Geffrye Museum. The focus here is on homes and home décor, specifically how both have changed over the span of 40 years. Full review →


Let's Go

In the Geffrye Museum, you can see how domestic style evolved from 1630 to the present through a series of mock-up rooms. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

This series of beautiful 18th-century ivy-clad almshouses, with an extensive and well-presented herb garden, was first opened as a museum in 1914. Full review →

Be sure to time your visit in order to see the exquisite restoration of a historic almshouse interior.

Michelin Guide 53

Located in an almshouse (1712-1719) built by the Ironmongers' Company, the museum seeks to illustrate the daily life of the British middle classes from 16C to 20C by reconstructing interiors. Full review →


Not For Tourists

English interior design from 1600 to today. Full review →


Time Out 70

Housed in a set of 18th-century almshouses, the Geffrye Museum offers a vivid physical history of the English interior. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Taking visitors on a journey through time, the Geffrye Museum offers a unique look at English middle-class life from the 1600s to present day. Full review →

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