London is the Culture Capital of the World with the most number of free museums open for experience vultures like ourselves. Unique and not visited before, we ventured to the Geffrye Museum of Homes in Shoreditch last weekend. With an impressive sneak peek into the homes and lives in England from 1600 to the present day, the museum offers an interesting perspective on the changing times over centuries by just contemplating at the changing taste, furniture used, artefacts in the English homes since 1600.
Before venturing into this Museum of Homes, we spent sufficient time outside of it to make sure that the plentiful natural setting the Museum finds itself in was diligently captured in our lenses. The museum is set in a beautiful 18th century almshouse which was built in 1714 by Sir Robert Geffrye. Plenty of open space exists between the entrance to the estate and the entrance to the Museum itself. The sense of space is happily filled up by the trees and the foliage of autumn. Several benches are neatly spaced surrounding the open field to allow for some rest and reflection.
Right in the cusp between autumn and winter, we found the leaves in a transient stage. Some were turning to red from yellow and some from red to dead brown signalling the end of its tenure. Turned out that the attire we donned that weekend scored well in terms of colour coordinating with the autumn leaves in transit. The oversize check coat worn by Tanusree and the puffer jacket put on by Shehzaad blended well with the well matched leafy surroundings.
It was evident that before exploring the interiors of the English homes from 1600 until today, there was plenty to enjoy and explore in the exteriors of the Geffrye Museum. So either before or after your visit of this unique museum, take some time to reflect under the open sky. Make a plan yourself to visit this museum the next weekend and before you do so, leave a comment below on how you found this post. Share this post in your Facebook now and visit Geffrye Museum with your friends too.
What Were We Wearing?
Tanusree’s Wardrobe: Reserved Coat (check in store)/ All Saints Leather Pants/Newlook Boots from last season (alternative here)/Zara Bag0