Access and Outreach
The Geffrye offers a range of talks, object handling, craft activities and reminiscence workshops to local older people’s groups. These activities take place either at the museum or through outreach sessions delivered at older people’s organisations. To keep up to date with ‘What’s on’ why not join our mailing list or for more information please contact Audience Development Manager, Fran Riando by email FRiando@geffrye-museum.org.uk.
Please view our leaflet, Advice for visiting the Geffrye Museum.
Feeling at Home
The Feeling at Home project aims to use the Geffrye’s buildings, collections and gardens to support vulnerable and isolated older people to live more active, sociable and enjoyable lives. Guided by an advisory panel made up of representatives from the local community, the project includes a programme of outreach, monthly tea parties delivered in partnership with Contact the Elderly and the Evergreen Gardeners club. The project is funded by City Bridge Trust.
Find out more about Evergreen Gardeners here.
For more information, please contact our Audience Development Manager Fran Riando by email FRiando@geffrye-museum.org.uk.
Past Projects and Sessions
Our older people’s sessions and projects cover a wide range of topics. Activities are free for local older people aged 50 and over, and have included talks, art and craft workshops, visits to the restored historic almshouse, photography and reminiscence sessions, creative writing workshops, dance workshops and cocktail parties! Click here to find out more. In-depth projects are delivered both at the museum and in partnership with local older people’s organisations. Recent projects have included The Hidden Garden project delivered in partnership with the Sharp End and Holy Trinity Primary School, The Writers Club led by local award-winning author Donna Daley-Clarke, the My East End photography project delivered in partnership with Poplar Harca and, perhaps amongst the most successful, the Asian Women’s Arts, Crafts and Gardening Club originally set up in partnership with the Asian Women’s Advisory Service.