Art Diary

Museum of the Home

4 June 2021

After an £18.1m makeover courtesy of Wright & Wright Architects, the 18th-century almshouses that formerly housed the Geffrye Museum are reopening on 12 June under a new name. There is now 80 per cent more space for the museum’s collection of domestic fixtures and fittings through the ages. The temporary exhibition programme kicks off with the artist Polly Braden’s show ‘Holding the Baby’, which features photographic portraits of and interviews with single-parent households. Find out more from the Museum of the Home’s website.

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A drawing room in 1830.

A drawing room in 1830 at the Museum of the Home. Photo: Em Fitzgerald

A hall in 1630.

A hall in 1630. Photo: Em Fitzgerald


Home Galleries.
Museum of the Home exterior of 18th century Grade I listed almshouses.

Museum of the Home exterior. Photo: Jayne Lloyd