Geffrye Museum

geffrye museumGeffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA

The Geffrye is one of London's most friendly and enjoyable museums and the UK's only museum of the home.

It explores the home from 1600 to the present day, focusing on the living rooms of the urban middle classes in England, particularly London. A chronological sequence of period rooms show how homes have been used and furnished over the past 400 years, reflecting the changes in society and patterns of behaviour as well as style, fashion and taste. Its setting is in the former almshouses of the Ironmongers' Company, delightful 18th-century buildings with attractive gardens and mature trees.

The museum and gardens are regularly brought to life through an innovative programme of seminars, workshops, drama and music. Special exhibitions are mounted throughout the year, exploring a wide variety of themes relating to the period room displays.