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Spring Programme

Summer family day event at the Geffrye Museum - photo Jayne Lloyd

Family events at the Geffrye Museum / photography Jayne Lloyd

See our range of SpecialAcademic and Accessible events, plus events for Young People and Children & Families. To find out more about our events programme, download our February - May 2015 programme. Open the Kids' Zone link for children's online activities. 

Restored Almshouse

Visit one of the Geffrye's 18th-century almshouses which has been fully restored to its original condition, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of London's poor and elderly in former times. 

Visitors will have a chance to visit the restored almshouse on the following days:

  • Saturdays: 7 March, 4 April, 2 May and 6 June** 2015
  • Tuesdays: 10 and 24 March, 7 and 28 April, 12 and 26 May** 2015
  • Wednesdays: 4 and 18 March, 1 and 15 April, 6 and 20 May** and 3 June** 2015 (see Wednesday details below) 


Timed entries are at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm with additional 1pm tour in February only and 4pm tours from April - June.

** During the Chelsea Fringe Festival: 20 and 26 May, 3 and 6 June, the almshouse tours will include an introduction to the gardens.

Tickets to enter the Restored Almshouse (please note that general museum admission is free):

Adults £3, Friends of the Geffrye, disabled visitors (and their companion) and children under 16 free. Numbers are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that only groups of 8 or more can book in advance. 

Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Group Visits to the Almshouse

The 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month we welcome advance booking by groups of 8 or more, therefore not all of these tours may be open to the public. There are 16 places for this tour and these will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 10 minutes before the tour begins. We suggest those wishing to visit the restored almshouse on a Wednesday contact the Information and Bookings Officer on 020 7739 9893 to check availability.

Corporate keyhole logo for Geffrye Museum