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    GEFFRYE MUSEUM

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    Geffrye Museum

    136 Kingsland Rd. (Shoreditch)

    London

    (44) 020-7739-9893 | www.geffrye-museum.org.uk

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    • ATTRACTION

      Period Museum
    • HOURS/TIMES

      Mon.: Closed (unless a Bank holiday-see below); Tue.-Sat.: 10:00am-5:00pm; Sun. and Bank holiday Mon.: 12:00pm-5:00pm; Good Friday, Dec. 24-26, and Jan. 1: Closed; Almshouse: 1st Sat. of every month; 1st and 3rd Wed. of every month
    • PRICE

      Museum/Gardens: Free; Almshouse (Adults): GBP 2
    • POPULAR TIMES

      Weekends; Almshouse Wednesdays
    • RESERVE IN ADVANCE

      On Almshouse Wednesdays, recommended
    • WAIT TIME WITHOUT RESERVATION

      On most days, none
    • HIGHLIGHTS

      Almshouse; Oriental and English porcelain, figurines, and vases; Christmas Past exhibition; tea salons from different periods
    • ALLOW

      1-2 hours
    • TUBE

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    VIBE

    The museum is educational, showing how less well-off Londoners lived, a glimpse which is rarely offered at tourist magnets like Buckingham Palace. Almshouse is quite fascinating with rooms depicting a poor Londoner’s abode years ago (e.g., a governess during the 19th century or an impoverished widow of the 20th century).

    GO HERE WITH

    Several friends, little children, or yourself; you don’t have to be particularly interested in period decoration to enjoy this museum.

    WHY WE LIKE IT

    This fascinating museum borders a lovely garden that is family friendly with musical acts (when we visited, a Caribbean group–complete with steel drums–were contributing to the happy summer atmosphere).

    WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE

    More hours for the Almshouses. It’s a wonderful part of the Geffrye Museum, and more people should be able to enjoy it.

    GOOD TO KNOW

    Back garden is also another quiet place to relax, with locals enjoying the sunshine. Facilities also include a restaurant and an imaginative gift shop.

    CLOSEST COMPS

    Victoria and Albert Museum (London); Sir John Soane’s Museum (London)


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