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Talks and tours

Friends of the Geffrye talks

A Tale of London Fields

Wednesday 22 February, 7pm. Doors open 6.30pm. Tickets: £12 Friends, £15 guests

Maggie Hamand is a local resident, novelist, and teacher of creative writing. She was the winner of the first World One-Day Novel Cup for her book, The Resurrection of the Body. This unusual story is set in East London and Maggie will talk about her local research for this novel.

To book contact Michael Davies on 020 7249 3316 or by email. Priority booking for Friends of the Geffrye.

Behind the Scenes at the Geffrye Museum

Wednesday 8 March, 7pm. Doors open 6.30pm. Tickets: £12 Friends, £15 guests

This event gives a chance to talk to the curators and see items not normally on show. Curators will talk about recent conservation projects and lead a tour of the museum's store.

To book contact Michael Davies on 020 7249 3316 or by email. Priority booking for Friends of the Geffrye.

Free Lunchtime talks

What's New in Our Collections

Friday 17 March, 1pm

Join our curators to explore recently acquired objects.

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.


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.


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.