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Talks and tours

Museum and Almshouse Tours

1780s almshouse room photographed by Morley von Sternberg

The restored almshouse has been taken back to its original condition, offering a glimpse into the lives of London's poor and elderly in former times. Tours are conducted by museum volunteers and take place at specific times each month. 

  • Saturdays: 4 June, 2 July, 6 August, 3 September, 17 September*, and 1 October 2016
  • Tuesdays: 24 May, 7 and 21 June, 12 and 26 July, 9 and 23 August, 13 and 27 September 2016
  • Wednesdays: 1 and 15 June, 6 and 20 July, 3 and 17 August, 7 and 21 September, and 5 October 2016

 

Timed entries at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm

Tickets to enter the Restored Almshouse (please note that general museum admission is free):

Adults £4, Friends of the Geffrye, disabled visitors (and their companion) and children under 16 free. Numbers are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups of 8 or more can book in advance.

 * Open House London - free almshouse tours

Saturday 17 September, 10.15 - 12.15pm and 2 - 4.15pm. Last entry 4pm

Places are limited: first-come, first-served. 


Gorgeous Gardens

Wednesday 25 May, 2 - 3pm. Free

Wednesday 8 June, 2 - 3pm. Free

Friday 26 August, 2 - 3pm. Free

Period gardens at the Geffrye

Enjoy a walk and talk with the Geffrye gardeners in our beautiful period gardens.

Chelsea Fringe Festival event


Swept Under the Carpet? exhibition talks

Servants in London Households 1800 - 1900

Friday 17 June, 1pm. Free

Gain a greater understanding of domestic service in the 19th century with a curator.

Servants in London Households 1900 - 2000

Friday 8 July, 1pm. Free

A look into domestic service in the 20th century with a curator.


The Aylesbury Estate as Home exhibition talk

Friday 9 September, 1pm. Free

Detail of the Aylesbury Estate (c) Richard Baxter

High-rise on the Aylesbury Estate (c) Richard Baxter

Academic Richard Baxter and artist Nadège Mériau talk about their display and installation inspired by the Aylesbury Estate.

 

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.