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Future exhibitions and displays

Christmas Past: 400 Years of Seasonal Traditions in English Homes

Tuesday 24 November 2015 - Sunday 3 January 2016. Free.

A 1965 living room at Christmas Past photographed by Chris Ridley

Christmas Past in a 1965 living room

Each year, authentic festive decorations, lighting, music and greenery transform the Geffrye’s period rooms, giving visitors an evocative insight into how Christmas has been celebrated in middle-class homes in England over the past 400 years. Step back through the centuries and discover the origins and meanings of some of the rich and vibrant traditions of Christmas past, from feasting, dancing and kissing under the mistletoe to playing parlour games, hanging up stockings, sending cards, decorating the tree and throwing cocktail parties.

Read the press release here.

Corporate keyhole logo for Geffrye Museum