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Holiday Activities

Two young girls in a creative workshop at the Geffrye

A Place of Your Own

Tuesday 14 - Friday 17 February 2017, 10.30am - 12.30pm and 2 - 4pm

Explore how people make their homes their own. Make door signs, photo frames, ornaments and more.

Tuesday 14 February

Nursery Rhyme Time – Happy Homes - for ages 2 - 5 years

10.30 - 11.30am and 12 - 1pm (16 places available)

Explore what makes a home happy in this interactive storytelling and craft session.

Marvellous Mini Rooms - for ages 5 and over

10.30am - 12.30pm and 2 - 4pm (24 places available)

Create a marvellous mini room of your dreams using a variety of materials.

Self Portrait Posters - for ages 8 and over

2 - 4pm (24 places available)

Print a stylish self-portrait-style poster to hang in your room.

Printed Pillows - for ages 5 - 8 years

2 - 4pm (14 places available)

Be inspired by our Teenage Bedrooms display and then print your own pillow.

Bedroom Badges - for all ages

Drop in anytime between 2pm and 4pm (20 places available)

Make brilliant bedroom-inspired badges to wear home.

Digital Museum Trails - for ages 5 - 14 years

Drop in anytime between 2 - 4.30pm

Explore the museum, complete a trail and collect your prize from the quiz desk!

Wednesday 15 February

Nursery Rhyme Time – The House that Jack Built - for ages 2 - 5 years

10.30 - 11.30am and 12 - 1pm (16 places available)

Explore what makes a home in this interactive storytelling and craft session.

Poster Art - for ages 5 and over

10.30am - 12.30pm and 2 - 4pm (24 places available)

Design a cool poster inspired by your favourite things.

Brilliant Bulletin Boards - for ages 8 and over

2 - 4pm (24 places available)

Create your own personalised noticeboard including pin badges. 

Designer Phone Cases - for ages 11 and over

2 - 4pm (14 places available)

Design and make your own phone case using a variety of techniques.

Mood Swing Signs - for all ages

Drop in anytime between 2pm and 4pm (20 places available)

Reflect your mood on your door by creating a crazy sign.

Digital Museum Trails - for ages 5 - 14 years

Drop in anytime between 2 - 4.30pm

Explore the museum, complete a trail and collect your prize from the quiz desk!


Thursday 16 February

Nursery Rhyme Time – Sensing Rooms - for ages 2 - 5 years

10.30 - 11.30am and 12 - 1pm (16 places available)

Explore the home through the senses in this interactive storytelling and craft session.

Awesome Ornaments - for ages 5 and over

10.30am - 12.30pm and 2 - 4pm (24 places available)

Be inspired by objects in the museum to construct your own awesome ornament.

Pet Portraits - for ages 5 - 8 years

2 - 4pm (14 places available)

Learn how to paint a portrait of a real or imaginary pet using watercolour techniques.

Decorative Door Signs - for ages 8 and over

2 - 4pm (24 places available)

Create a decorative door name sign using a variety of sewing techniques.

Give a Mouse Room - for all ages

Drop in anytime between 2pm and 4pm (20 places available)

Make a marvellous mouse and a mini secret home to put it in.

Digital Museum Trails - for ages 5 - 14 years

Drop in anytime between 2 - 4.30pm

Explore the museum, complete a trail and collect your prize from the quiz desk!


Friday 17 February

Nursery Rhyme Time – Whistle While you Work - for ages 2 - 5 years

10.30 - 11.30am and 12 - 1pm (16 places available)

Take part in some cleaning fun in this interactive storytelling and craft session.

Super Strummers - for ages 5 and over

10.30am - 12.30pm and 2 - 4pm (24 places available)

Strum a guitar in our Teenage Bedroom display and then craft your own!

Animal Ornaments - for ages 8 and over

2 - 4pm (24 places available)

Craft an animal-inspired ornament using clay.

Dream Catchers - for ages 11 and over

2 - 4pm (14 places available)

Create a dream catcher decoration to hang in your room.

Funky Frames - for all ages

Drop in anytime between 2pm and 4pm (20 places available)

Decorate a funky photo frame using a variety of materials to take home.

Digital Museum Trails - for ages 5 - 14 years

Drop in anytime between 2 - 4.30pm

Explore the museum, complete a trail and collect your prize from the quiz desk!


Visit Geffrye Explorers for our children's activities that are available every Saturday and Sunday afternoon.


Easter Holiday Activities: Spring is in the Air - For ages 5 - 16

Tuesday 9 April - Friday 12 April, 10.30am -12.30pm and 2.00 - 4.00pm

Spring family day at the Geffrye - photography Morley von Sternberg

Get in the mood for spring! Bake herbal biscuits, create seasonal headwear and take part in a treasure hunt around the gardens. 

All activities are free and are for individual children and families and are suitable for children aged 5 -16 years old. All workshops are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the workshop begins. All children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.

If you would like to bring a community group to the museum during this time, please contact Sarah Fairbairn, sfairbairn@geffrye-museum.org.uk, 020 7739 9893.

Easter Holiday Activities: Spring is in the Air - For ages 5 - 16

Tuesday 9 April - Friday 12 April, 10.30am -12.30pm and 2.00 - 4.00pm

Spring family day at the Geffrye - photography Morley von Sternberg

Get in the mood for spring! Bake herbal biscuits, create seasonal headwear and take part in a treasure hunt around the gardens. 

All activities are free and are for individual children and families and are suitable for children aged 5 -16 years old. All workshops are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 30 minutes before the workshop begins. All children under 11 must be accompanied by an adult.

If you would like to bring a community group to the museum during this time, please contact Sarah Fairbairn, sfairbairn@geffrye-museum.org.uk, 020 7739 9893.