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Almshouse tours

A 1780s almshouse interior at the Geffrye Museum

1780s almshouse room - photography Morley von Sternberg

Restored Almshouse 

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: 5 August, 2 September, 16 September* and 7 October 2017
  • Tuesdays: 8 and 22 August, 12 and 26 September and 10 and 24 October 2017
  • Wednesdays: 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 additional 4pm tours between April and October.

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


Group visits to the almshouse

For advance booking for groups of 8 or more 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.

Unfortunately we are unable to take advance bookings for tours on Saturdays.


Open House London *

Saturday 16 September, 10am - 4.30pm (last entry at 4.15pm).

Free almshouse tours and object handling.

Places are limited: first-come, first-served.

* 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.