Formerly known as the Geffrye Museum, the Museum of the Home changed its name in 2019 before reopening after a major refurb in 2021. Housed in 18th-century almshouses which were formerly in the ownership of the Ironmongers’ Company and built following a bequest of Sir Robert Geffrye.
A day out at the Museum of the Home offers a unique and immersive experience that will take you and your family on a journey through the history of home life in England, from the 1600s to the present day. The exhibits are interactive, engaging, and accessible to visitors of all ages. Explore the recreated period rooms, imagine what it was like for people to live, work, and play in their homes and get a sense of how homes and families have changed over time.
There are regular workshops and classes on everything from arts and crafts to gardening, as well as special events and exhibitions throughout the year.
The Museum is great for a visit but equally special are the museum’s walled gardens- an oasis from the hustle and bustle of Kingsland Road.