1780s almshouse room - photography Morley von Sternberg
Visit 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.
Tours are available on the following days:
- Saturdays: 3 June, 1 July, 5 August, 2 September and 7 October 2017
- Tuesdays: 13 and 27 June, 11 and 25 July, 8 and 22 August, 12 and 26 September and 10 and 24 October 2017
- Wednesdays: *31 May, 7 and 21 June, 5 and 19 July, 2 and 16 August, 6 and 20 September and 4 and 18 October 2017
Timed entries are at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm with 4pm tours reintroduced from April.
Tours are priced at £4 per person. For Friends of the Geffrye, disabled visitors (and their companion) and children under 16 tours are free.
Places are limited and are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Please note that owing to the museum's listed building status, the restored historic almshouse has no step free access, however visitors can view a virtual tour here.
* 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.
Group visits to the almshouse
For advance booking for groups of 8 or more contact email@example.com 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.
Unfortunately we are unable to take advance bookings for tours on Saturdays.