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The Geffrye Museum reopens as the Museum of the Home

Published: 15/06/2021

The Geffrye Museum on Kingsland Road reopened as the Museum of the Home last Saturday following an £18m redevelopment which has taken over two years. The public space has doubled with the opening of new exhibition spaces on the lower ground floors, a bigger café, learning pavilion, library and new entrance opposite Hoxton Overground station. The refurbished period rooms have been supplemented by 500 previously unseen object and a new focus on telling the story of the home through personal stories.

This East London institution, which has always been popular with families, expects visitor numbers to grow from 120,000 to 170,000 per year when it reopens. Entry is free, with booked tickets only, and visitors are encouraged to donate £5 or £10 each when booking.

As part of the redevelopment, eight luxury apartments were developed adjacent to the site with views over the museum grounds. Fyfe Mcdade is currently selling these apartments; click here for details.