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Symmography Stools by Rachael South

Friday 16 - Monday 26 September, Geffrye Museum Shop

Symmography Stools by Rachael South

Traditional chair caner and seat weaver Rachael South is creating a series of six unique stools for London Design Festival, which will be available to buy exclusively at the Geffrye Museum Shop.

A Taste of Home with The Palomar

Thursday 29 September, 7 - 10.30pm. Tickets £70

Voted best restaurant at last year’s Observer Food Monthly Awards, The Palomar opened in 2014 offering food from modern-day Jerusalem, with dishes influenced by the rich cultures of Southern Spain, North Africa and the Levant.

The Geffrye Museum is hosting an exclusive supper club with Palomar head chef, Tomer Amedi. The ticket price includes a welcome drink and a three-course meal with accompanying wine chosen by The Palomar’s wine expert. Please give details of any dietary requirements on the booking form and The Palomar team will do their best to accommodate them.

Follow link for information and booking.

Silver Sunday

Sunday 2 October, 2  - 4pm, drop-in. Free

An afternoon especially for visitors over 60. Join our Young Consultants to explore objects in the museum's Handling Collection, then enjoy special offers in our shop (10% discount) and café (a cake and hot drink for £5).

In celebration of Silver Sunday.

Homespun: The Very Private Lives of Timberlina

Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 October, 5.30pm and 7pm. Tickets £10 / £9 concessions


And What? invite you to glimpse the domestic life of London’s favourite country dwelling bearded drag lady.

Through a series of homely settings, Timberlina will explore various domestic dilemmas; from city anguish, home economics to gardening, foraging and free furnishings.

This is a unique opportunity for value-minded women, men and others seeking unrefined inspiration.

Book tickets here

Please note: this is a walking performance and you will be moving through the museum as part of the experience. We will of course, take time for refreshment, and potentially a tipple en route. Comfy shoes recommended.

No Place Like Home

Friday 28 October, 6 - 11pm. Tickets from £5

No Place Like Home

Hackney Showroom in association with The Geffrye Museum presents a Late Night Opening as part of And What? Queer Arts Festival and Museums at Night.

Discover what home means to some of the UK's most prominent LGBTQI artists. With sermons, dance routines, love songs, talks, cocktails, workshops, performance, makers market and buckets of glitter, our artists present their findings in the glorious surroundings of the Museum of the Home. This will be followed by a big bendy knees up in the bar with songs and dancing around the piano.

Book tickets here

She Can Just Whistle

Saturday 19 November, 2pm. Free

Enjoy an entertaining performance of the first ever seven-part score created for female whistling - a practice considered socially unacceptable in the past.

You can view all of our other events in our online calendar