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14 August 2014

Have a sit in the Geffrye Museum reading room

Your author loves it when he finds a quiet place in a museum for a dedicated sit, and there is no better example than the light-filled Garden Reading Room at the Geffrye Museum in Hackney. The Room, just off the original chapel of the Geffrye Almshouses offers a selection of books on interiors and gardens that is thoroughly relevant to the museum, in a great example of a "for more information, read books" philosophical nudge.

Built in 1914 as a walkway around the chapel, the Room is built in timber with a calming garden mural and light-filled windows looking out onto the Museum's well-kept gardens. If you love it so much you want to help, the Museum is also fundraising to help to preserve the mural.

For more, see http://www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/explore-the-geffrye/also-explore/

1 comment:

  1. It used to the refreshment room ... very snug