The Geffrye Museum of the Home – Review

Geffrye Museum of the Home
Geffrye Museum of the Home
Geffrye Museum of the Home

I had promised myself when I first walked past the Geffrye Museum a few years ago, to pay a visit. The grandness of the building looked intriguing and oddly, somewhat out of place within the local environment.

Iris and plant dresser display, Geffrye Museum of the Home
Geffrye Museum of the Home

Situated in Shoreditch in East London, an area of London currently undergoing redevelopment, the museum does stand out as a unique piece of period architecture.

I recently made a quick 90 minute tour, and left rather impressed.

Flowers and bee hives, Geffrye Museum of the Home
Geffrye Museum of the Home

The gardens are the show piece of the museum, and in my opinion, rivals any offered by similar visitor attractions.  From the moment you enter the herb garden, you’re greeted with impressive specimens, all beautifully presented. Then, a path leads you to the various, equally beautiful gardens covering the ages up to the present day.

If you didn’t manage to secure a ticket for the Chelsea Flower Show, you can do a lot worse than visit the Geffyre Museum. It’s hard to believe they offer so much for free entrance.

View from the cafe, Geffrye Museum of the Home
Geffrye Museum of the Home

As it was such a short visit, I didn’t have enough time to fully explore the interiors, but the little I did see again provoked my interest, and I hope to be able to look at the exhibits in more detail.

The Geffrye Museum is a definite must see, and I will make sure not to leave it so long before my return.

giant fennel, box circle and green house, Geffrye Museum of the Home
Geffrye Museum of the Home

Rating 4.5 out of 5

Tomorrow, I will review the Museum’s cafe, so please look out for that.  Thanks for reading.

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