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Summer Programme

Exterior of the Geffyre Museum 2012

View of the Geffrye's front gardens - photography Richard Davies

View our events calendar or download our Summer events leaflet. Open the Kids' Zone link for children's online activities. 

See our range of Academic and Accessible events, plus events for Young People and Children & Families

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: 6 August, 3 September, 17 September*, 1 October, 5 November and 3 December 2016
  • Tuesdays: 26 July, 9 and 23 August, 13 and 27 September, 11 and 25 October, 8 and 22 November and 13 December 2016
  • Wednesdays: 3 and 17 August, 7 and 21 September, 5 and 19 October, 2 and 16 November and 7 and 21 December 2016


Timed entries are at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm

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

Adults £4, 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 - free almshouse tours

Saturday 17 September, 10.15 - 12.15pm and 2 - 4.15pm. Last entry 4pm

Places are limited: first-come, first-served. 

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.