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Friends of the Geffrye

Portrait of Bell and Dorothy Freeman (detail) by Edward Robert Hughes, signed and dated 1889

Portrait of Bell and Dorothy Freeman (detail), watercolour on paper, by Edward Robert Hughes, signed and dated 1889.  Purchased with the assistance of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund and the Arts Council England/Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund.

The AGM of the Friends of the Geffrye is on 15 March when we hold elections to our committee. We are looking for people to join the committee to help plan and prepare for the exciting reopening of the museum. We need help with administration, finances, communications and small event organising. If you are interested in joining our small friendly team please contact

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.

The Geffrye closed on 7 January 2018 for a transformational, two-year development. 

Although the main museum building and period gardens are closed, there will still be plenty of reasons to come to the Geffrye. Throughout closure we will run a programme of events and activities in our front gardens. The restored almshouse will also be open for tours on certain dates throughout the year.

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