Free Lunchtime talks
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.
Second Sitters Panel Discussion: Upholstery: a Sustainable Future
Thursday 18 May, 2.30 - 3.30pm. Tickets £5
Hosted by design journalist Katie Treggiden the panel will consist of makers and industry professionals discussing the issues around design, upholstery, sustainability and the circular economy.
Panelists include: Corinne Webb - Frame and Cover founder and director, Tim Cox - Managing Director of Coakley and Cox Ltd., Alex Law - Kent School of Upholstery, and Ella Doran - award winning designer-entrepreneur, Ella Doran Studio.
Panel Discussion kindly sponsored by Short Courses at The Cass, London Metropolitan University.
Book tickets here. View more Second Sitters events here.
Spring Garden Tour
Blossoms and Blooms
Wednesday 24 May, 2 - 3pm. Free
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.
Almshouse Open Afternoon: London History Day
Wednesday 31 May, 1 - 4pm. Drop-in. Free
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.