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Exhibitions and displays

Centenary Celebrations Garden Display

Tuesday 29 July 2014 – Sunday 4 January 2015. Free.

Centenary garden display at the Geffrye Museum

(c) Geffrye Museum of the Home / photography M Williams

Sculptures, photographs, audio trails and digital stories explore the hidden history and lives behind the Geffrye almshouses, and its relationship with the local area over the last 300 years.

Created by the Geffrye's Young Consultants and Advisory Panel in partnership with local youth organisations.


Geffrye 100: a brief history of the museum

Tuesday 1 July - Sunday 11 January 2015. Free.

Archive photograph from 1961 showing girls sketching in a period room

Archive photograph of two girls sketching in a period room, April 1961 (c) Crown Copyright

This small display charts the changing nature of the almshouses and the museum, highlighting some of the untold stories, unknown people and unseen objects in the Geffrye's history.


Giant Tea Bowls

Throughout the summer in the Geffrye Museum gardens. Free.

Tea bowls in the Geffrye gardens

An installation of large scale tea bowls planted with tea-themed plants celebrates the history of tea in English homes, and is on display in the Geffrye Museum’s gardens until the end of the summer.

Families at Morningside Children’s Centre in Hackney worked with artists and staff at the Geffrye over a period of four weeks to redecorate a giant sculpture of a tea set. The tea set that inspired this work is displayed in the museum’s 1745 parlour and was recovered from the Ca Mau shipwreck. 


Corporate keyhole logo for Geffrye Museum