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The Geffrye Museum of the Home
The Museum of the Home reveals the ways we live and the many meanings of home through displays of rooms and gardens through time, diverse personal stories , exhibitions and events. It is set in beautiful 18th century buildings in Hoxton, East London.
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The Museum of the Home reveals the ways we live and the many meanings of home, with evocative displays of Rooms and Gardens Through Time, diverse personal stories from the collections, exhibitions and events.

The Museum will reopen in early 2021 after a major redevelopment that will greatly improve access and open up spaces previously unseen by the public in the Museum’s 100 year history.

When the Museum reopens, it will be the go-to place for ideas and inspiration about what home means. Come to explore and debate – much more of the collection will be on display highlighting touching personal stories and important universal themes.

The Museum’s home is beautiful Grade 1 listed, 18th century almshouse buildings surrounded by gardens in vibrant Hoxton, East London.

What visitors will experience:

• Displays of Rooms and Gardens Through Time – a chronology of changes in home and home life over the past 400 years

• New Home Galleries that explore the many difference experiences of making, keeping and being at home, past and present

• Two new learning and event spaces and a Collections Library for reading and study

• New café with terrace garden and gift shop

• New entrance directly opposite Hoxton Overground station

• Vibrant programme of temporary exhibitions, installations, events and performances

• Almshouse 14 – the Museum’s restored historical almshouse which tells the story of how residents lived in previous times

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Important information

The museum is currently closed for a two-year redevelopment project. The museum will reopen in 2021.

Prices and opening times

Child Ticket FREE
Family Ticket FREE
Senior Ticket FREE
Adult Ticket FREE

Admission to the Geffrye Museum is free. The almshouses are open on the first Saturday of the month and admission is free for children and £2 for adults

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Opening Times

The Museum of the Home is closed until early 2021 for a major redevelopment. Check the website ( or social media for updates.

Venue Details & Map

Museum of the Home

136 Kingsland Road, Hoxton
E2 8EA
+44 (0)20 7739 9893
Public transport:
Liverpool Street then bus 149 or 242. Old Street, exit 2, then bus 243.

Facilities & Accessibility

Access Inside Building Facilities
Accessible lift
All routes suitable for limited mobility users
All routes suitable for pushchairs or prams
All routes suitable for wheelchair users
Effective lighting throughout for visually impaired users
Seating for limited mobility users along routes
Access into the Building
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Full, non-assisted wheelchair access
Ramps with handrails to entrance
Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Designated wheelchair accessible public toilet
Some toilets with handrails
Accessible Communication Facilities
Audible alarm system
Clear signage (colour contrast, large letters or pictograms)
Hearing loop system
Information available in audio format
Information available in braille
Accessible Parking Facilities
Designated disabled parking available within fifty metres of main entrance
Drop-off point for guests available outside main entrance
Accessible Venue Facilities
Assistance dogs welcome
Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant or cafe
Level access, ramp or lift to the shop
Staff available to assist
Staff disability awareness trained
Wheelchairs available free of charge
Additional Accessible Facilities
Accessible baby changing rooms
Level access, ramp or lift from entrance to reception
Level access, ramp or lift to garden
Level access, ramp or lift to information point
Signed British Sign Language (BSL) performances
Attraction Facilities
Audio commentary available
Gift shop
Patron toilets
Public toilets
Catering Facilities
Children Facilities
Children welcome
Event Facilities
Available for wedding receptions
Breakout Rooms
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
In house AV available
Trade vehicle access
Venue allows outside catering
General Facilities
Free WiFi
Luggage storage
Payment Facilities
Free entry

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