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Students at the Geffrye Museum

Higher Education students completing BEds in Primary Education

Around 2,000 students per year come for studies in teacher training, museum management, museum education, history of design, history of interiors and garden history. Sessions are tailored to suit the needs of each group in discussion with tutors. Many of the tutors make repeat visits with each new intake of students.

The Geffrye also works in partnership with universities on longer-term projects, to co-teach courses and as guest lecturers. Since 2010, students from UCL Institute of Archaeology have worked alongside museum staff on 6-monthprojects. In the course of these projects students explore the stories behind the Geffrye collections, whether in the period rooms or the gardens, and produce learning and web resources, plan and manage events, assist with marketing and communications, and create interpretative displays. 

In addition to the taught sessions and special projects we offer approximately 6 student placements per year, which are organised at the beginning of the academic year in partnership with a variety of universities including the University of Leicester, the UCL Institute of Archaeology, City University, Roehampton University and Sothebys. 

Tutors wishing to make a booking or organise a student placement should contact the Bookings and Information Officer: