Travel through times at the Geffrye Museum in London

The Geffrye Museum located in the heart of Shoreditch, Hackney is one of London’s best-loved museums. It shows the changing style of the English domestic interior in a series of period rooms from 1600 to the present day.
The museum is set in elegant 18th century almshouses with a contemporary wing surrounded by attractive gardens, which include an award-winning walled herb garden and a series of period gardens.
The 18th century buildings are grade 1 listed, built in 1714 by the Ironmongers’ Company with a bequest from Sir Robert Geffrye, twice Master of the Company and former Lord Mayor of London. The almshouses provided shelter for around fifty pensioners for almost two hundred years, before being converted to a museum.

We recommend taking a Virtual Tour around the Geffrye Museum with your children before visiting also by visiting the KidsZone. It helps preparing and makes the visit even more interesting for the whole family.
Note that the herb garden and period garden rooms are open from 1 April to 31 October. We are very much looking forward visiting again, possibly bringing our own picnic on a sunny day.

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