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Event hire at the Geffrye - photo Jayne Lloyd

Event hire at the Geffrye - photography Jayne Lloyd

The Geffrye is set in Grade I listed 18th century almshouses with tranquil gardens in Hoxton, just north of the City. The museum explores the home and home life from 1600 to the present day through a series of evocative period London living rooms and gardens.

The museum’s green and peaceful setting and proximity to the City make it an ideal venue for receptions, cocktail parties, press launches, talks and meetings. During the summer months, both the front lawns and period gardens can also be hired for events. It is listed as one of the top 6 venues in East London.

The museum has numerous private hire spaces available for both day and evening events.

Receptions for up to 250 people can be held in the garden atrium, an airy glass and red-brick building overlooking the gardens. Daytime events for up to 150 people can be accommodated in the contemporary gallery or smaller events in the art rooms or Georgian panelled room. The museum galleries and gardens are open to all during the daytime and can be hired individually or in addition to other spaces outside the museums opening hours.

Hire charges include venue hire, attendance by museum staff and security. Catering is charged separately.

The museum shop, which offers an array of books, gifts and souvenirs, can be opened outside museum hours by special request.


Please download the Geffrye Museum Hire Brochure for timings, prices and images of the available spaces. View our Events Menu pack.

Wedding parties for up to 60 people can be accommodated, please view our Wedding Brochure

Please contact our events team on 020 7739 9893 or hires@geffrye-museum.org.uk for further details or to arrange a visit.


Filming and Photography

The museum's imposing buildings, evocative period rooms and attractive gardens provide an atmospheric setting for film and photography from small scale productions and fashion shoots to television interviews, dramas and documentaries. 

Our rates and conditions are listed here. Contact our Press Office for further information - 020 7749 6026 or email. Download our wedding photography and filming guidelines and application for wedding photography.

Corporate keyhole logo for Geffrye Museum