Events and Activities
Summer and Autumn Programme
Exterior of the Geffrye Museum in Spring / photography Morley von Sternberg
Click on Adults, Families, Children, and Future to find out more about our programme of forthcoming events or download our current events leaflet here. Open the Kids' Zone link for children's online activities.
Restored Historic 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 historic almshouse on the following days:
- Saturdays: 6 July, 3 August, 7 September, 21 September** and 5 October 2013
- Sundays: 28 July and 11 August 2013 (Sunday tours at 12.15pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm)
- Wednesdays: 19 June, 3 July, 17 July, 7 August, 21 August, 4 September and 18 September 2013 (see Wednesday details below).
Timed entries are at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm with additional 4pm visits from April - October.
Sunday timed entries are at 12.15pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm
Tickets to enter the Restored Almshouse (please note that general museum admission is free):
Adults £2.50, 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.
**Open House London – Special Almshouse Free Opening
- Saturday 21 September, 10.15am - 12.15pm and 2 - 4.15pm.
Please note last entry is 4pm. 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 historic almshouse on a Wednesday contact the Information and Bookings Officer on 020 7739 9893 to check availability.