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Secondary and post-16 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.

Writing Home project
Writing Home
Key Stage 2 and 3
Design in Context
Design in Context
Key Stage 3 / 4 Design 
and Technology
Essential Sketchbooks
Essential Sketchbooks
Key Stage 3 / 4 & post
-16 Art and Design
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.

Our handling collection contains objects found in the home over the last 400 years and can be used to support classroom based learning across the curriculum at all key stages.

The programme has been designed so that you can choose the objects and themes to best reflect your curriculum whether you are exploring a particular time period or how a certain theme has changed over time.

Download a copy of our Schools’ Outreach Programme.


Secondary 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 secondary school sessions to engage and inspire students 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.

Sandford Award 2017 Learning outside the classroom Arts Award logo


Keyhole logo for Geffrye Education