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Geffrye Museum
Kingsland Road
E2 8EA
Telephone: 020 7739 9893
Fax: 020 7729 5647
Email: info@geffrye-museum.org.uk

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Overview of collections

The Geffrye Museum's collections comprise furniture, textiles, paintings and objects displayed in a series of period rooms from 1600 to the present day.

Overview of how collections are displayed

The Geffrye Museum depicts the quintessential style of English middle-class living rooms. Its collections of furniture, textiles, paintings and decorative arts are displayed in a series of period rooms from 1600 to the present day. The displays lead the visitor on a walk through time, from the 17th century with oak furniture and panelling, past the refined splendour of the Georgian period and the high style of the Victorians, to 20th century modernity as seen in a 1930s flat, a mid-century room in 'contemporary style' and a late- 20th century living space in a converted warehouse.
Collection Descriptions
Decorative Arts Collection (Geffrye Museum)
The core collections are furniture, textiles, decorative arts and paintings, covering English taste and style over th...
Fine Art Collection (Geffrye Museum)
A fine collection of oil paintings from the 17th to the 20th centuries, many of which were acquired in the 1970s and ...
Printed Ephemera and Archive Collection (Geffrye Museum)
A general collection of ephemera, comprising packaging, stationery, writing equipment,household cleaning items, and b...

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