Exploring homes from 1600 to the present day, the Geffrye Museum looks at how the way we use our homes has changed through the ages.
Set in an 18th-century almshouse in Hoxton, east London, the main museum is one long corridor allowing you to quite literally walk through time. The 20th century rooms are in a modern extension to the original house.
The Geffrye is a great place for younger kids. Everyday there are fun arts and crafts activities in the Kids’ Zone and in the gardens, weather permitting. The cafe has a children’s menu and a good selection of breakfast and lunch foods as well as cakes and coffee. It’s right next to the Kids’ Zone so a perfect place for parents to have a coffee while the kids get creative.
On special days you also have the chance to take a tour of the two restored almshouses. The Geffrye is particularly special at Christmas when each room is decorated how people of that era would have decorated for the festive season.
It’s also a great museum for kids to be able to roam free – it’s so small that it’s impossible to get lost!