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Almshouse tours

An almshouse room in 1780 - photography Morley von Sternberg

1780s almshouse room - photography Morley von Sternberg

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: 4 February, 4 March, 1 April, 6 May and 3 June 2017
  • Tuesdays: 24 January, 7 and 21 February, 7 and 21 March, 11 and 25 April, 9 and 23 May 2017
  • Wednesdays: 1 and 15 February, 1 and 15 March, 5 and 19 April, 3 and 17 May and 7 June 2017


Timed entries are at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, with 4pm tours reintroduced from April 2017.

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.

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.