Geffrye Museum, London

Geffrye Museum (GMus) in Kingsland Road

The Geffrye Museum (GMus) depicts the quintessential style of English middle-class living rooms. Geffrye Museum (GMus) collections of furniture, textiles, paintings and decorative arts are displayed in a series of period rooms from 1600 to the present day.

GMus is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport.

Location: In London’s East End.

The Geffrye Museum of the Home

136 Kingsland Road
E2 8EA

Tel: 020 7739 9893

Fax: 020 7729 5647

Opening hours: Monday – closed, Tuesday – Sunday – 10am – 5pm


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Overground: Hoxton Station (directly behind the museum)

Tube: Old Street (Subway 2), then bus 243 or a 15 minute walk

Tube: Liverpool Street, then bus 149 or 242 or a 20 minute walk

Rail: Liverpool Street

Buses: 67, 149, 242, 243, 394

Cycling: 8 cycle stands, inside the main entrance Cycle docking station – Falkirk Street and Geffrye Street, Hoxton


  • Limited meter parking locally.
  • Disabled visitors: In front of the museum for up to three hours between 10am – 4pm.

Staff contacts:

General enquiries:


Press and media:

Curatorial enquiries:

Shop enquiries:

Volunteering enquiries:


Museum hire:

Opening hours

The museums’s eleven period rooms and special exhibitions are open at the following times:

  • Tuesday – Sunday :10am – 5pm
  • Bank Holiday: Mondays 10am – 5pm
  • Closed on: Mondays (unless Bank Holiday), Good Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day
  • The herb and period gardens: open until the end of October.
  • The front gardens: open all year round.
  • Café : until 4.45pm
  • Shop: open during museum hours


  • Period Rooms
  • Almshouses
  • Gardens
  • Also explore
  • 360 panoramas
  • Virtual tour

Period Rooms

  • The Geffrye’s period rooms show how homes and home life have changed over time.
  • The period rooms are not the actual living rooms of actual people.
  • Shows styles and tastes have evolved in the past four hundred years.
  • The type of furniture and furnishings and the main changes in the style of English homes.
  • Visitors are invited to sit on a replica chair in each of these introductory displays

The eleven period rooms are presented chronologically, 

  • Hall, 1630
  • Parlour, 1695
  • Parlour, 1745
  • Parlour, 1790
  • Drawing room, 1830
  • Drawing room, 1870
  • Drawing room, 1890
  • Drawing room, 1910
  • Living room, 1935
  • Living room, 1965
  • Loft style apartment, 1998


Tickets to enter the Restored Almshouse :

  • General museum admission is free
  • Adults £4, Friends of the Geffrye, disabled visitors (and their companion) and children under 16 free.
  • Places are limited: first-come, first-served.
  • Groups of 8 or more can book in advance.
  • Information and Bookings Officer: 020 7739 9893 (1st and 3rd Wednesdays only).


  • Front gardens
  • Herb garden
  • Period gardens

Also explore

  • Take a moment on your journey through the museum to explore some of these special spaces.
  • Original almshouse chapel, a beautiful, high-ceiled space complete with wooden pews and pulpit.
  • Relax in this tranquil space overlooking the beautiful garden reading rooms.
  • Features of 20th century paintings of interiors.


Book a table: 020 7749 6030

Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10 – 5pm

  • We serve hot dishes, salads, sandwiches, pastries and cakes, as well as hot and cold drinks, wine and beer.
  • The café is set in a light and airy space overlooking the period gardens.
  • We offer smaller sized portions of soups and sandwiches for children.
  • For groups of less than 8 there is no need to book.

View our current menu and drinks menu.


Telephone: 020 7739 9893


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Group visits

Bookings Officer: 020 7739 9893

Email: Bookings

Facilities for groups:

  • a wide range of talks, which can be tailor-made to suit different needs and interests.
  • a light, airy café overlooking the gardens, serving home-cooked English food at reasonable prices.
  • a well-stocked shop, offers specialist books and high-quality gifts and crafts.
  • View our group lunch menu.

Book tickets

For booking tickets, call: 020 7749 6024



Contact, Events team: 020 7739 9893


Wedding parties for up to 60 people can be accommodated.

view our Wedding Brochure.


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