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Friends of the Geffrye

Detail of group portrait of Alfred Rooke and his family

Group portrait of Alfred Rooke and his family (detail), 1891-92 by Thomas Matthews Rooke. Purchased with the assistance of the Art Fund, the V&A Purchase Grant Fund and the Friends of the Geffrye Museum.

An independent charity working to support the Geffrye

Join us and enjoy ...

  • Reduced ticket price for special exhibitions at the Geffrye
  • An exciting programme of events and tours to lesser known museums, private collections, galleries, gardens and places of historical interest
  • Talks at the museum by a wide range of speakers
  • An invitation to the annual preview party to celebrate Christmas Past
  • Seasonal discounts in the museum shop and café
  • Free entry to the restored almshouse
  • Behind-the-scenes tours
  • Biannual newsletter

Get involved...

  • Run events
  • Recruit new Friends
  • Fundraise for the museum
  • Organise the Friends

 Annual membership £20

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More information about the organisation of the charity.

Exciting news ... We are about to embark on a transformational £18m development project - Unlocking the Geffrye - which will mean the museum will close on 7 January 2018 for almost two years. Although the main museum building and period gardens will be closed, there will still be plenty of reasons for Friends to come to the Geffrye. Throughout closure we will run a programme of events, activities and installations in our front gardens. The restored almshouse will also be open for tours on certain dates throughout the year.

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