Museum and Almshouse Tours
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.
Wednesday 25 May, 2 - 3pm. Free
Wednesday 8 June, 2 - 3pm. Free
Friday 26 August, 2 - 3pm. Free
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
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.