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Centenary Timeline

Centenary timeline landing page

Click the image above to visit the interactive timeline.

2014 marks two significant anniversaries for the Geffrye Museum: the tri-centenary of the opening of the almshouses for London’s poor and elderly, and the centenary of the conversion of the almshouses to the museum. 

Over the last 18 months, young people aged 14 – 24 have examined archive material, and learnt about the historic almshouse buildings, its inhabitants and its relationship with the local area. To coincide with our Centenary Celebrations Garden Display young people have created an interactive timeline with over 75 stories, images, podcasts and films.

To view the timeline as a text only version please click here

Young people have also co-curated the Centenary Celebrations Garden Display in the Geffrye’s Front Gardens. Visit the museum to wander around the gardens and see first-hand the work the young people have co-produced.

This project has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Young Roots Programme.  

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