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Published July 15th 2012
The British home is something that has changed drastically over the last 100 years alone, so when you look back over the last 400 you are bound to notice just how time has changed what we include in our homes.
This is exactly what the Geffrye Museum does. It provides you with the chance to take a trip back in time and see what your ancestors' homes would have been like right the way back into the 1600's. The museum will take you from the oak panelling and furniture of the 17th Century, to the splendour and extravagance of the Georgian era and straight to the unique style of the Victorian home. You also have the chance to truly compare the differences between modern times and the past when you take a peak into the rooms that are showing the 1930's, a mid century room, and a a modern contemporary room. The house is also surrounded by a brilliant garden, which includes an award winning herb garden.
The museum is home to a huge collection of goods, from the chairs and household goods that were commonplace in 17th and 18th Century homes and the louder and often more garish pieces that we have in our homes nowadays. As with other London museums the Geffrye museum is free to go to, so you've got no excuse really. It's a really good chance to see just how fortunate we are in the modern day.