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Talks and tours

Spring Garden Tours

See how our beautiful period gardens transform throughout the season on these free, informal walks and talks with the Geffrye gardeners.

Spring to Life

Tuesday 28 March, 2 - 3pm. Free

Join the Geffrye gardeners for a walk and talk around our period gardens as they re-open for the spring.

Blossoms and Blooms

Wednesday 24 May, 2 - 3pm. Free

Period gardens at the Geffrye

Enjoy our period gardens at one of their most lovely times of year in this walk and talk with the Geffrye gardeners.

Celebrating Chelsea Fringe.


Free Lunchtime talks

Stories from Our Archive: 20th-Century Homes

Friday 21 April, 1pm

Explore stories about real people's homes from the museum's Documenting Homes archive.

Health and Home in the 18th and 19th centuries

Friday 12 May, 1pm

Join our curators to find out how people kept their homes clean and healthy in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.


Almshouse Open Afternoon: London History Day

Wednesday 31 May, 1 - 4pm. Drop-in. Free

A 1780s almshouse interior at the Geffrye Museum

Explore 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.

Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, a maximum of 16 people will be permitted at a time. Last entry at 3.45pm.


Centenary Celebrations Tours

Sunday 21 September. Tours start at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.  Free.

The Geffrye Museum's centenary tours - photography Jayne Lloyd

Centenary Celebrations tour - photography Jayne Lloyd

Join our Young Volunteer Guides for an interactive tour of the Centenary Celebrations display in the gardens and a chance to explore the restored almshouse.

Places are limited: first-come, first-served 10 minutes before each tour.

Centenary Celebrations Tours

Sunday 21 September. Tours start at 11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.  Free.

The Geffrye Museum's centenary tours - photography Jayne Lloyd

Centenary Celebrations tour - photography Jayne Lloyd

Join our Young Volunteer Guides for an interactive tour of the Centenary Celebrations display in the gardens and a chance to explore the restored almshouse.

Places are limited: first-come, first-served 10 minutes before each tour.