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Geffrye Museum façade
|Location||136 Kingsland Road
|Public transit access||Hoxton|
The Geffrye Museum of the Home is located in Shoreditch, London. 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. Click on the link to find out more about the Unlocking the Geffrye development project: http://www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/aboutus/unlocking-the-geffrye/
While the museum is closed the front gardens remain open every day but Sunday until dusk. The Geffrye will continue to run its restored almshouse tours during closure. These offer a rare glimpse into the lives of London's poor and elderly in the 1780s and 1880s. Throughout 2018 and 2019 the Geffrye will run a programme of events in the front gardens.
The Museum explores home and home life from 1600 to the present day. Named after Sir Robert Geffrye, a former Lord Mayor of London and Master of the Ironmongers' Company, it is located on Kingsland Road in Shoreditch, London. The museum is set in beautiful 18th-century Grade I-listed almshouses of the Ironmongers' Company, built in 1714 thanks to a bequest by Sir Robert Geffrye. Surrounding the museum is a walled herb garden, and a series of period gardens which show how domestic gardens have changed over time.
Inside the museum, evocative displays of London, middle-class living rooms and gardens illustrate homes and home life through the centuries, reflecting changes in society, behaviour, style and taste.
The many aspects of home are brought to life through an imaginative and inspirational programme of special exhibitions and events throughout the year. The museum's popular Christmas Past exhibition is held annually each winter, with the eleven period rooms authentically decorated for the season.
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*. 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.
|London Buses||Hoxton Station / Geffrye Museum||67, 149, 242, 243, 394|
|London Overground||Hoxton||London Overground|
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- Paula Deitz, 'A Furnished Time Machine', in The New York Times, 13 March 1988
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