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Lo­cated in Shored­itch, the Gef­frye Mu­seum tells the story of how our homes have changed from the 17th cen­tury up to the present day. Housed in an 18th cen­tury almshouse and sur­rounded by beau­ti­ful gar­dens, this is a tran­quil oasis in the heart of the East End and the front gar­dens, with their mag­nif­i­cent plane trees, are open daily from 8am–5pm. There's also a well-stocked herb gar­den with over 170 dif­fer­ent types of plants and a se­ries of pe­riod gar­dens, pieced to­gether from gar­den plans, plant­ing lists, maps and draw­ings, re­flect­ing what ur­ban mid­dle class gar­dens would have been like over the cen­turies. The his­toric gar­dens are free to en­ter and open from April, Tues­days–sun­days and Bank Hol­i­days, 10am–5pm. » gef­frye-mu­seum.org.uk.

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