Geffrye Museum (London) Reviews
Newest Review: ... and tea sets laid out as if the home was lived in and the occupants has just left the room momentarily. I have to say I find a certain charm to the older rooms, which seem to have more character than the more contemporary rooms. Of course this is just a representation of a 'typical' living room, but I feel it depecits the appropriate period well. The layout of the museum is so simple, you can't get lost. Although you enter in the left hand corner of the grounds, you will see the reception manned by a friendly lady and there is a toilet and cloakroom there also. You then walk straight through the rooms along a corridor alternating betw... more
Customer Geffrye Museum (London) Reviews (5)
by - written on 08/03/10 (Very useful, 164 readings)
The Geffrye Museum is an unusual museum in East London, close to The City. It is approximately 15 minutes walk from Old Street tube and about 20 minutes walk from Liverpool Street station. Buses pass by also. Much of the museum is set in 18th century almshouses with a contemporary wing added on and pleasant, secluded gardens around the back. The museum is all about the interior of a middle class English home through the ages. There are a number of room sets showing living rooms through the ages from the 17th Century to the end of the 21st century. The museum is free to get into, and you are allowed to photograph the room sets and exhibits for personal use. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 04/11/09 (Very useful, 35 readings)
I think the Geffrye museum is probably my favourite museum in London. Situated at the city end of Kingsland Road amongst the Vietnamese restaurants and folks wearing ill-fitting trousers with funny hair, lies this small, quiet and intriguing museum. The museum is housed in an 18th Century almshouse with accompanying modern wing tastefully designed to fit with it's surroundings. All are surrounded by beautiful gardens, which are a wonderful urban oasis in the summer to get away from the bustle of east end life. The museum itself and permanent exhibit is essentially focused on the history of the changing nature of our homes from the 17th Century to present day. ... Read the complete review
by - written on 17/12/06 (Very useful, 958 readings)
Surrounded by the urban sprawl of Shoreditch in the East End of London the Geffrye Museum of Domestic Interiors seems incongruous with its surroundings. Itís a collection of period rooms housed in some delightful Georgian Almshouses that surround a pleasant lawn. It really is a little unexpected oasis and worth a look if you would like to head off Londonís beaten track. The handsome Almshouses were bequeathed by Robert Geffrye to the Ironmakers Company in 1714 and were used to house the old and the poor of the trade. By the 20th century Shoreditch became more urbanised and the occupants were moved out to buildings further from the inner city. The buildings ... Read the complete review
by - written on 15/08/01, updated on 18/05/02 (Very useful, 212 readings)
The Geffrye Museum is easy to overlook, as it's rather off the beaten track in London, but well worth making an effort to visit. In Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, a block of almshouses was built in 1715 with funds from a bequest left by Sir Robert Geffrye, former Lord Mayor of London in 1685. Here a museum was opened in 1914, initially to provide a centre for education and training for those working in the furniture trade. Since then it has broadened its scope to show the full history of the English domestic interior from around 1600 to the present day, with most of its collections displayed as a series of period rooms. Beyond the entrance area ... Read the complete review
by - written on 12/09/00, updated on 31/07/02 (Very useful, 154 readings)
The Geffrye Museum seems to be one of London's less well-known museums/galleries, but it is one of the best. Situated near the Shoreditch end of Kingsland Road, it is a beautiful 18th century building - a former almshouse - which houses a fascinating collection of English furniture and other objects. The collection is arranged in chronological order with a series of small rooms furnished in the typical styles of each era beginning with the 16th century and continuing up to the present day. For anybody at all interested in interior design/decor and art history the collection is a must, but quite small children will like it as well (though it's ... Read the complete review
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