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©Courtesy of Museum of the Home
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Museum of the Home©Em Fitzgerald
©Courtesy of Museum of the Home
©Courtesy of Museum of the Home

Museum of the Home

  • London, United Kingdom
  • Museum
Museum of the Home London
Tuesday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00, last entry 16:00
+44 2077399893
Museum of the Home©Hufton+Crow
Tickets: Free

The ultimate purpose of the Museum of the Home in Hoxton, East London is to reveal and rethink the ways we live, in order to live better together. Through collections, personal stories, exhibitions, events, performances and debates, the museum aims to provoke discussion and reflection on what home means, trying to interpret the messages hidden in some of our choices. The exhibition questions what is revealed by what we choose to put on show and how we express ourselves on our walls.

Museum of the Home©Em Fitzgerald

The huge historical collections – around 40,000 everyday domestic objects dating from 1600 to the present day – are organised into galleries including the much-loved series of Rooms through time: period rooms showing the ways in which homes and home life have evolved in the past 400 years. Formerly known as the Geffrye Museum, the Museum of the Home is housed in former almshouses built in 1714, which for 200 years provided free housing to pensioners of the Ironmongers’ Company.

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