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Mr Monkey at the Geffrye Museum

"They had to bring their own furniture, you know"

Mr Monkey in the 1780s almshouse room Mr Monkey in the 1880s almshouse room

Mr Monkey paid a visit to Almshouse 14, in which two rooms have been restored. Downstairs, a room looks roughly as it would have done in the 1780s, with a retired ironmonger and his wife living in it. In the nineteenth century the pensioners came from a wider background, and one of the upstairs rooms is decorated as if an ex-governess was living there. You have to be in the Chapel at the right time to be able to tour Almshouse 14.

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