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The Geffrye Museum of the Home
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Geffrye Museum façade
Geffrye Museum is located in Central London
Geffrye Museum
Location of the Geffrye Museum in London
Established1914; 105 years ago (1914)
Location136 Kingsland Road
London, E2
United Kingdom
Coordinates51°31′54″N 0°04′36″W / 51.531742°N 0.076630°W / 51.531742; -0.076630
Visitors120,000 (annually)
DirectorSonia Solicari
Public transit accessLondon Overground Hoxton
WebsiteGeffrye Museum

The Geffrye Museum of the Home is located on Kingsland Road in Hoxton, London. The Museum explores home and home life from 1600 to the present day with a series of period room displays.[1] It is housed in 18th-century Grade I-listed almshouses formerly belonging to the Ironmongers' Company[2] which were built in 1714 thanks to a bequest by Sir Robert Geffrye, a former Lord Mayor of London and Master of the Ironmongers' Company.[3] On 7 January 2018 the Geffrye closed for its two-year £18m development project, Unlocking the Geffrye. The museum is due to reopen in early 2020.[4]

Until the recent closure, the main permanent displays were a series of room settings furnished and decorated to show the main living spaces and elements of domestic life through the centuries, reflecting changes in society, behaviour, style and taste.[5]

Several structures connected with the museum are listed on the National Heritage List for England. The main museum building is Grade I listed and the niche in the north west corner of the forecourt of the museum is listed Grade II*.[6][7] The forecourt wall, gates and railings to the museum are Grade II* listed, and the two K6 telephone boxes on the Kingsland Road outside the museum are listed Grade II.[8][9][10]


Service Station/Stop Lines/Routes served
London Buses London Buses Hoxton Station / Geffrye Museum Handicapped/disabled access 67, 149, 242, 243, 394
London Overground London Underground Hoxton Handicapped/disabled access London Overground

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Geffrye Museum of the Home".
  2. ^ Haslam, Kathy (2005). A History of the Geffrye Almshouses. London: Geffrye Museum. ISBN 1872828108.
  3. ^ Hunting, Penelope (2013). Riot and Revolution: Sir Robert Geffery 1613–1704. London: Riot and Revolution: Sir Robert Geffery 1613–1704. ISBN 1872828140.
  4. ^ "Unlocking the Geffrye". The Geffrye Museum of the Home.
  5. ^ Geffrye Museum
  6. ^ Historic England, "Niche in the north west corner of the forecourt of the museum (1265687)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 5 July 2017
  7. ^ Historic England, "Geffrye Museum (1226772)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 5 July 2017
  8. ^ Historic England, "Forecourt wall, gates and railings to the Geffrye Museum (1265688)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 5 July 2017
  9. ^ Historic England, "K6 telephone kiosk, outside Geffrye Museum (1235680)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 5 July 2017
  10. ^ Historic England, "K6 telephone kiosk, outside Geffrye Museum (1235681)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 5 July 2017

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Coordinates: 51°31′54.26″N 00°04′34.39″W / 51.5317389°N 0.0762194°W / 51.5317389; -0.0762194



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