UNLOCKING THE GEFFRYE RECEIVED £12.3M FROM THE HERITAGE LOTTERY FUND TO SEE 70% OF THE MUSEUM'S BUILDINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
The Geffrye Museum is set in the former almshouses of the Ironmongers, built in 1714 and Grade 1 listed in the 1950s. The museum explores the way people lived from the 17th Century, through the Victorian era and up to 20th Century contemporary living.
This project aims to adapt and extend the existing site to improve access from Hoxton Station and open up an additional 40% of the museum buildings to the public, providing improved spaces for education and learning. The development will reduce congestion in the galleries and create a new temporary exhibition space with a new restaurant and landscaped rear gardens.