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Visit Geffrye Museum London

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The Geffrye explores the home from 1600 to the present day. Evocative displays of urban, middle-class living rooms and gardens illustrate homes and home life through the centuries, reflecting changes in society, behaviour, style and taste.

The period rooms lead visitors on a walk through time from 17th-century oak furniture and panelling, past muted Georgian elegance and eclectic Victorian style, to 20th-century modernity and contemporary living.

These displays are complemented by a sequence of period gardens and an award-winning walled herb garden which illustrates the role of the garden in home life (open April to October).

The Geffrye is located in the lively and creative Hoxton area - historically a centre for furniture-making and market gardening. Set in beautiful 18th-century almshouse buildings surrounded by gardens, it is often described as an oasis in the heart of the city.