London Parks & Gardens Trust

A Cycle Ride in Hackney

Geffrye Museum

Geffrye Museum

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Directions

Those joining from the Bloomsbury-Shoreditch ride do so here.

Take the first right into Crondall Street. At Hoxton Street turn right and immediately left into Falkirk Street, at the end of which is the junction with Kingsland Road (traffic lights). If you are not visiting the Geffrye Museum and St Mary's Garden Project, continue straight across into Cremer Street, passing Hoxton Station and turn left at the end into Hackney Road.

If you are visiting the Geffrye Museum, cross Kingsland Road and then walk northwards towards the left. The museum is on the right, with the entrance to the gardens to the left of the main building.

Description

The Geffrye Museum is set in the former almshouses of the Ironmongers' Company. In 1992 a derelict site adjacent to the museum was transformed into an award-winning herb garden with over 170 different herbs and plants traditionally associated with herb gardens, such as roses, honeysuckle and lilies. In 1998 the gardens behind the almshouses were laid out as a series of period garden rooms to show the changing nature of English town gardens over the last 400 years.