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The Geffrye Museum – home from home

— June 2015

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A Drawing Room in 1830, Photo: Chris Ridley. Courtesy the Geffrye Museum

Jenny Kingsley visits London's Geffrye Museum – a museum of the home


The spirit of philanthropy flows through the Geffrye Museum. Originally, the Museum was a group of almshouses for about 40 pensioners; thereafter it became a furniture and woodwork museum for reference and inspiration, benefiting students studying joinery at the nearby Shoreditch Technical Institute, and people working in the local woodwork and furniture making industries. From the mid...

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