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Talks and tours

Free Lunchtime talks

Meet the curators and find out more about our current displays, collections and home life at this series of talks. 

Teenage Bedrooms

Friday 10 February, 1pm

Teenage Bedrooms - Kyna Gourley

Photograph by Kyna Gourley as part of a PhD research project by Carey Newson. This bedroom belonged to Georgia who was aged 15 at the time of the study. (c) Kyna Gourley

Take a closer look at the display with a curator.

What's new in our Collections

Friday 17 March, 1pm

Join our curators to explore recently acquired objects.

Stories of Twentieth Century Homes from our Documenting Homes Archive

Friday 21 April, 1pm

Explore stories about real people's homes from the museum's Documenting Homes archive.

Pests and dirt: Keeping Home in the 19th and 20th centuries

Friday 12 May, 1pm

Join our curators to find out how people kept their homes clean and healthy in the nineteenth and twentieth 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.