136 Kingsland Road
020 7739 9893
020 7739 8543
020 7729 5647
The Geffrye presents the changing style of the English domestic interior through a series of period rooms from 1600 to the present day.
Bank holidays 1200-1700
Closed Good Friday, 24 25, 26 & 1 January
The displays of period rooms lead the visitor on a walk through time, from the 17th century with oak furniture and panelling, past the refined splendour of the Georgian period and the high style of the Victorians, to 20th century modernity, seen in a 1930s flat, a mid-century room in 'contemporary style' and a late 20th century 'warehouse conversion'.
Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Design, Fine Art, Social History
Design a Garden
Design a Room
This online interactive game for children helps show the differences between interior design in Tudor, Victorian and contemporary times. Choose one of the period rooms to create your own design. Click on the furnishings and colours you want to use. Remember you don't have to use all of the furniture! Happy designing!
Looking for Clues
Opening of Restored 18th century almshouse
Visitors can now view one of the Geffrye’s eighteenth century, Grade I listed almshouses, which has been fully restored to its original condition. The almshouse offers a rare glimpse into the lives of London’s poor and elderly in former times and is one of only a very few almshouses accessible in this way.
The almshouse will open to the general public on the first Saturday of each month on a timed-entry basis beginning at 11.00pm. Limited visits will be possible during the week for groups which have pre-booked.
How to obtain
Open to the public on the first Saturday of each month on a timed-entry basis beginning at 11.00am. (Ring in advance for times of opening).
Price: Adults: £3.00 per head, OAPs: £2.00 per head
Children under 16: Free
It will also be open on some Sundays during the summer (check with museum for dates).
Limited visits will be possible during the week for groups which have pre-booked.