Posted by: hiddenlondon | October 15, 2012

Hidden London Gem – The Geffrye Museum

The Geffrey is a gorgeous little museum, which is well worth a visit despite being a little off the tourist trail in Shoreditch.  It’s main aim is to explore history and how people lived their lives by examining the homes they lived in.  The exhibits therefore are a series of rooms designed as they would have been from 1600 to the present day.  It’s one of those places that makes you realise your childhood is now history as you find yourself pointing in recognition ‘ooh look, we had one of those’!

Living room 1935 style

The rooms are mainly middle class, with furniture, textiles and decoration of the period, and there are also gardens and almshouses.  Their Christmas exhibits are particularly fun, as they see the rooms decorated in appropriate period detail.  This year the Christmas season opens on 27th November and a candlelight concert will be held on 12th December at 8pm.

The Geffrey Museum, Kingsland Road, London E2

 

Christmas in 1630

 

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  1. This is one of the London museums that I keep meaning to get arouind to seeing but never manage to. think it might be good to combine this with a trip to Pho Mile (Kingsland road) for a Vietnamese meal

    • Sounds like a great idea! The Geffrey is definitely worth getting around to.

  2. Great post, thanks

  3. What an exciting place. A true gem indeed and the Christmas themed table simply lights up the place. Thanks.

    • It is a lovely museum and I visited for the first time at Christmas a few years ago, which is a wonderful time to go.


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