Geffrye Museum

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 10 publications
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A row of 18th-century almshouses in Shoreditch contain this excellent (free) museum of everyday life.


Fodor's Tick@2x 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... Full review →


Let's Go

Pemberley, Satis House, Brideshead, Downton Abbey—all accounts of these fictional houses are accompanied with obsessively lavish descriptions of their furnishings (re: indicators of... Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick@2x 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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