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Primary Schools' sessions

The museum will be closing in January 2018 for a major, transformational re-development and is scheduled to reopen in early 2020.

To prepare for the museum's closure we will be running a reduced programme of sessions for schools during the 2017 autumn term. Our autumn term offer is outlined below.

Albert the Mouse
Homes Then and Now
 Homes Then and Now
History at KS1
After the Fire session at the Geffrye
 After the Fire
History at KS1
Britain since 1948
Britain since WW2
History at KS2

Spanish sessions
Spanish Storytelling
Alberto el Ratón
KS1 & KS2
Writing Home project
Writing Home
History and Literacy at 
C20th century pattern and style
NEW: C20th Pattern
and Style

Art and design at KS2
Arts Award
Arts Award

Schools' Outreach Programme: Spring 2018 onwards

While the museum is closed we will be offering object-based outreach sessions for schools. We are currently consulting with teachers on what this offer should look like. to have your say and to help shape the outreach programme please complete our short outreach consultation survey:

Self-directed visits for KS1 & KS2

We offer self-directed visits for KS1 & KS2 groups on Fridays. Advanced booking is required and resources to help you explore can be supplied on request.

Self-directed trails include:

Material Hunters (KS1)
Geffrye Object Hunt (KS1 & KS2)
Communication Through Time (KS2)
Garden Explorers (KS1 & KS2)

If you wish to book a self-directed visit, please contact the Bookings Co-ordinator on 020 7739 9893 or email:

Primary learning at the Geffrye

Enjoy a day stepping back through the centuries in the Geffrye's period living rooms and gardens with your class.

We offer a range of primary school sessions to engage and inspire children to explore the wealth of historical and cultural influences which affect our homes and lives today. All our schools sessions are led by the museum's experts, and our small scale and direct approach make us very accessible for school groups of all types, ages and abilities, including special schools. 

We offer Inset sessions for teachers who wish to familiarise themselves with different historical periods.

For further visit information and a full list of session charges and discounts please see our bookings page.

View the Primary programme.

Sandford Award 2017 Learning outside the classroom Arts Award logo

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