The Museum of the Home - Prices, opening hours, news, events and exhibitions

About the The Museum of the Home

Formerly the Geffrye Museum.

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A series of old almshouses that have been converted into a museum of interior decoration.

Wonderfully old fashioned, and they have a range of changing displays throughout the year, including their annual Christmas decorations.

A garden and decent cafe round up the museum.

IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.


Address

The Museum of the Home,
136 Kingsland Road,
London,
E2 8EA

Link to The Museum of the Home's website

 

Exhibitions open today

Holding the baby
A portrait of the strength and resilience of single parent families facing austerity.
Holding the baby
10am to 5pm
Bethnal Green
Ends on Sun 29th August
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The Museum of the Home Map

 

Fequently asked questions

What's the nearest railway station to The Museum of the Home

The nearest station is Hoxton which is 0 miles away.


The Museum of the Home - Latest News

The Museum of the Home – twice as big, twice as good
The Museum of the Home – twice as big, twice as good

Three years after the much-loved Geffrye Museum closed to have a radical makeover, having more than doubled in size, the renamed Museum of the Home has reopened at last.

The Museum of the Home is reopening after refurbishment
The Museum of the Home is reopening after refurbishment

The former Geffrye Museum which closed in January 2018 for a refurbishment has confirmed its reopening date as the new Museum of the Home.

Inside the building site that’s the Geffrye Museum
Inside the building site that’s the Geffrye Museum

Famous for its 18th century alms house buildings, the Geffrye Museum is currently being gutted and turned into something rather interesting.

Tickets Alert: Hard Hat tours of the Geffrye Museum building site
Tickets Alert: Hard Hat tours of the Geffrye Museum building site

The Geffrye Museum is currently closed for a major upgrade, but next month there will be a chance to go behind the hordings to see the building site.

Geffrye Museum to close in January
Geffrye Museum to close in January

As part of a long standing, and at times, controversial, expansion plan, the Geffrye Museum will be closing its doors in a few months for nearly 2 years of rebuilding work.

400 years of Christmas traditions on display
400 years of Christmas traditions on display

The Geffrye Museum has, as is now traditional for them, decorated its collection of historic rooms as if they are set for Christmas.

Teenage bedrooms infest the Museum of the Home
Teenage bedrooms infest the Museum of the Home

Down in the basement can be found a mock-up of a strange place, of unusual decorations and motifs, of rebellion and solitude, of the teenager.

Museum Meals – The Geffrye
Museum Meals – The Geffrye

It’s not often that you have to walk past a dozen other people’s dining rooms in order to have your own lunch, unless you work in a hotel, but that is how the Geffrye museum is laid out.

 

Recent exhibitions

Each year, the museum's eleven period rooms are decorated in authentic festive style,
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Annual exhibition where the museum rooms are decorated as for a Christmas in the past.
2021-06-22
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This exhibition tells the story of this 'other' London, exploring the places the poor inhabited.
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This exhibition will explore domestic service and the experiences of servants living and working in middle-class households.
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Annual display of the museum's rooms as they would have looked during Christmas's past.
2021-06-22
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Holding the baby
A portrait of the strength and resilience of single parent families facing austerity.
2021-06-22
2021-06-22

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