About Us

Geffrye Images is the picture library of the Geffrye, Museum of the Home, based in London. We hold a unique collection based around the theme of home and garden.

The Geffrye, Museum of the Home

The Geffrye Museum is devoted to the history of the home, showing how homes and gardens reflect changes in society, behaviour, style and taste over the past 400 years.

While the museum closed on 7 January 2018 for an exciting two-year development, Unlocking the Geffrye, the front gardens remain open Monday - Saturday until dusk and the museum continues to run its restored almshouse tours. Events will also be held in the front gardens during closure. The picture library continues to operate during the closure period.

Geffrye Images

Through Geffrye Images you may search, license and download a selection of high resolution images directly online. As well as images of objects in our collections we also hold images of our buildings, gardens and events. We recommend registering on the site to take advantage of our lightbox and ecommerce facilities.

Image Standards

All images have been individually checked for quality as part of a fully colour managed workflow, with colour profile embedded and copyright information attached as metadata. Images are provided as high quality, minimally compressed jpegs at 300 PPI. If you require your images in TIFF format, please contact us by email picturelibrary@geffrye-museum.org.uk so we can prepare them to your specifications.


Please refer to the image record for details of any restrictions that may apply to usage of an image. In most cases images with copyright restrictions will be shown with a phone icon. A number of our images are still in copyright and will require permission from the copyright holder.  We will inform you if this is the case.

Offline images

If you are unable to find the image you require please contact us as we may have access to an image offline. If a digital image is not available we may have to produce a scan or order new photography, for which our fees are as follows:
In-house scan to maximum A4: £30.00 +VAT
New photography: £80.00 +VAT minimum additional charge, dependent on availability.


Members of the Press

If you are looking for images for use in an editorial feature about the Geffrye please contact press@geffrye-museum.org.uk to request press access.

Geffrye Staff and Contractors

If you are using this site to produce work on behalf of the Geffrye Museum you may be eligible for a staff account. Please contact picturelibrary@geffrye-museum.org.uk to apply.