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Almshouse tours

Restored almshouse tours
Restored almshouse tour

The Geffrye is closed until spring 2020 for our exciting development project. During closure we are running events in the front gardens and tours of the restored almshouse. 

Restored Almshouse 

Visit one of the Geffrye's 18th-century almshouses which has been taken back to its original condition, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of London's poor and elderly in former times. Tours are led by our knowledgeable team of volunteers. 

Weekdays

Tours are available on the following days:

  • Tuesdays: 23 April, 7 May, 21 May, 11 June and 25 June 2019
  • Wednesdays: 1 May, 15 May, 5 June and 19 June 2019
  • Timed entries are at 12pm, 12.30pm, 2pm and 2.30pm
  • You can book a ticket for the tours in advance through Eventbrite. A number of tickets are reserved on each tour for sale on the day, these are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Weekends

Tours are available on the following days:

  • Saturdays: 27 April, 11 May, 25 May, 8 June and 22 June 2019
  • Timed entries on Saturday are at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm (and 4pm from April)
  • Places are limited and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • You can book a ticket for the tours in advance through EventbriteA number of tickets are reserved on each tour for sale on the day, these are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


Weekend Object Handling Tours at 2pm and 3pm and 4pm 

  • Saturday 27 April - Keeping Home
  • Saturday 11 May - Lighting & Heating
  • Saturday 25 May - Food Preparation and Eating
  • Saturday 8 June - Keeping Home
  • Saturday 22 June - Lighting & Heating


Important information

Tours are priced at £5 per person. For Friends of the Geffrye, disabled visitors (and their companion) and children under 16 tours are free. 

Get a coffee and cake for £5 from our neighbours at the Hoxton Cabin, by showing your stamped ticket when you finish your tour. 

Please note that owing to the nature of the building, the restored historic almshouse has no step free access, however visitors can view a virtual tour here. 


Group visits to the almshouse

For advance booking for groups of 8 or more you can book directly via Eventbrite or contact bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk or 020 7739 9893. 

Please note that a maximum of 10 spaces per tour can be reserved for pre-booked groups; if your group is more than 10 we can split your group over 2 tours. This allows us to keep 6 spaces for other visitors that turn up on the day.

* Almshouse Open Afternoon: London History Day

Wednesday 31 May, 1 - 4pm. Free, drop-in

Explore one of the Geffrye’s 18th- century almshouses which has been fully restored to its original condition, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of London's poor and elderly in former times.

Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, a maximum of 16 people will be permitted at a time. Last entry at 3.45pm.


1880s restored almshouse room - photography Hannah Taylor

The Geffrye is closed until spring 2020 for our exciting development project. During closure we are running events in the front gardens and tours of the restored almshouse. 

Restored Almshouse 

Visit one of the Geffrye's 18th-century almshouses which has been taken back to its original condition, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of London's poor and elderly in former times. Tours are led by our knowledgeable team of volunteers. 

Weekdays

Tours are available on the following days:

  • Tuesdays: 23 April, 7 May, 21 May, 11 June and 25 June 2019
  • Wednesdays: 1 May, 15 May, 5 June and 19 June 2019
  • Timed entries are at 12pm, 12.30pm, 2pm and 2.30pm
  • You can book a ticket for the tours in advance through Eventbrite. A number of tickets are reserved on each tour for sale on the day, these are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Weekends

Tours are available on the following days:

  • Saturdays: 27 April, 11 May, 25 May, 8 June and 22 June 2019
  • Timed entries on Saturday are at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm (and 4pm from April)
  • Places are limited and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • You can book a ticket for the tours in advance through Eventbrite. A number of tickets are reserved on each tour for sale on the day, these are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


Weekend Object Handling Tours at 2pm and 3pm and 4pm 

  • Saturday 27 April - Keeping Home
  • Saturday 11 May - Lighting & Heating
  • Saturday 25 May - Food Preparation and Eating
  • Saturday 8 June - Keeping Home
  • Saturday 22 June - Lighting & Heating


Important information

Tours are priced at £5 per person. For Friends of the Geffrye, disabled visitors (and their companion) and children under 16 tours are free. 

Get a coffee and cake for £5 from our neighbours at the Hoxton Cabin, by showing your stamped ticket when you finish your tour. 

Please note that owing to the nature of the building, the restored historic almshouse has no step free access, however visitors can view a virtual tour here. 


Group visits to the almshouse

For advance booking for groups of 8 or more you can book directly via Eventbrite or contact bookings@geffrye-museum.org.uk or 020 7739 9893. 

Please note that a maximum of 10 spaces per tour can be reserved for pre-booked groups; if your group is more than 10 we can split your group over 2 tours. This allows us to keep 6 spaces for other visitors that turn up on the day.

* Almshouse Open Afternoon: London History Day

Wednesday 31 May, 1 - 4pm. Free, drop-in

Explore one of the Geffrye’s 18th- century almshouses which has been fully restored to its original condition, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of London's poor and elderly in former times.

Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, a maximum of 16 people will be permitted at a time. Last entry at 3.45pm.