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Weekend Activities and Family Days

Three children in the Stinky Sock Puppet workshop at the Geffrye Museum

Join us for colourful art and craft workshops, storytelling and live musical entertainment. All activities are free. Workshop places are allocated on a first-come, first served basis 30 minutes before each activity. Children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.

You might also want to take a look at our Geffrye Explorers page which lists free activities for families that are available during school holidays and every Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

Ceramics in the City craft activities

The following creative workshops take place during Ceramics in the City.

Painted Porcelain

Saturday 20 September, 2 - 4pm. Free

Paint a ceramic item inspired by patterns found throughout the museum.

Brilliant Bunting

Sunday 21 September, 2 - 4pm. Free

Create crazy ceramic-inspired bunting to hang in your home.

Tales from the Past

Sunday 5 October, 10.30am - 12.30pm and 2 - 4pm

Hear about the adventures of Victorian schoolboy Ernest Baker who lived in the building over 100 years ago, then create puppets to tell more of this exciting stories.

Part of the Fun Palaces Festival 

Fun Palaces 2014

Family day: Autumn Gardens

Sunday 19 October, 10.30am - 4pm

Exterior of the Geffrye Museum in Autumn

A fun family event for children of all ages exploring autumnal gardens through craft activities, stories and more! 

Celebrating the Family Learning Festival.


Magical Moments

Saturday 6 December, 10.30am - 12.30pm and 2 - 4pm

Learn how to create magic tricks to amaze your friends just like school boy Ernest Baker over 100 years ago.

Geffrye Museum Keyhole