Located in former almshouses in Hoxton, the Geffrye Museum of the Home reveals how urban middle class homes have been used and furnished over the past 400 years. The collections reflect changes in society and behaviour as well as style, fashion and taste. A series of period rooms lead visitors on a walk through time from 17th century oak furniture and panelling, Georgian elegance and eclectic Victorian style, to 20th century modernity and contemporary living. These rooms are complemented by a sequence of period gardens and a walled herb garden which illustrate the role of the garden in home life and how domestic gardens have changed over time. Learning and engagement has always been, and continues to be, a priority at the Geffrye, and is an essential and central part of the museum’s purpose.
136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA, UK