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Events and Activities

Summer Programme

Exterior of the Geffyre Museum 2012

Exterior of the Geffrye Museum  - photography Richard Davies

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 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: 2 August, 6 September, **20 September and 4 October 2014
  • Wednesdays: 6 and 20 August, 3 and 17 September and 1 October 2014 
    (see Wednesday details below) 


Timed entries are at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm, with additional 4pm tours from April - October.

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. Only groups of 8 or more can book in advance. 

Please note last entry is 4pm.  Places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Open House London - Free Almshouse Tours**

  • Saturday 20 September, 10.30am - 12.30pm and from 2 - 4pm

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