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Talks and tours

Exterior of the Geffrye Museum in Autumn

Free lunchtime talks

At Home in London before and after the Great Fire

Friday 14 October, 1 - 2pm

Join Geffrye director, David Dewing, in the 350th anniversary year of the Great Fire to hear about 17th-century homes before and after the disaster.

Life Afloat

Friday 21 October, 1 - 2.30pm

Go through the porthole with Adrian Evans, director of the Totally Thames Festival, for a special film screening and talk which give a fascinating insight into how life has changed over the last 100 years for London's houseboat residents.

Teenage Bedrooms

Friday 11 November, 1 - 2pm

Curator Carey Newson discusses her research into teenage bedrooms, reflecting on change across a generation, sibling tensions in shared spaces and family negotiations around mess, décor and teenage gatherings.



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.