The Geffrye Museum
Among the ceramics, are fine pieces of 17th- and 18th-century tin-glazed ware, oriental and English porcelain, including a New Hall tea service and Bow and Chelsea figurines, and 20th-century tablewares.
The glass collection includes bottles, drinking glasses, vases and perfume bottles dating from the 17th to 20th centuries. Most of the ceramics and glass are on display, with a small number of pieces in store.
Highlights of the collection:
- Oriental and English porcelain, including dinner and tea services, figurines and vases
- Tin-glazed wares, including decorative chargers, punch bowls, plates drug jars and other forms
- Glass bottles, drinking glasses and other forms
- Transfer-printed wares
- Twentieth-century tablewares
Tel: 020 7739 9893; Fax: 020 7729 5647
Opening times: Museum: Tues to Sat 10.00am to 5.00pm; Sun and Bank Holiday Mon 12.00 to 5.00pm; closed Mon (unless Bank Holiday), Good Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day.
Almshouse: open on the first Saturday of the month; admission is by timed entry at 11.00am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm and 4.00pm; limited visits are possible during the week on alternate Wednesdays for groups which have pre-booked.
Gardens: The herb garden and period garden rooms are open from 1 April to 31 October during museum hours. Please note that the gardens will be closed from 4 October this year owing to building works.
Access: Full access for disabled visitors; toilets for disabled visitors; baby-changing room; lecture theatre; restaurant; shop/sales point; Friends' organisation; library/research facilities; exhibition gallery and design centre; walled herb garden and period garden rooms; education service; outreach programme; guided tours/lectures; corporate events.
Links to Museum of London Ceramics and Glass website: