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Weekend Activities and Family Days

The Geffrye has now closed for a transformational, two-year development

Although the main museum building and period gardens are closed, there are still plenty of reasons to come to the Geffrye. In April we will be running holiday activities for children and families in the front gardens - view the activities here, as well as the weekend family events listed below.

Please also look at our Geffrye Explorer activities 

Chelsea Fringe at the Geffrye

Saturday 19 May, 10am - 6pm. Free

Family event in the sunny front gardens of the Geffrye Museum

Join us on the lush lawns of the Geffrye for a family-friendly day celebrating the joys of the urban garden.  With something for everyone, the day will include talks, stalls, lawn games, tree sculptures, face painting, deckchairs to lounge in – and for those inclined, a free guided cycle around the greenest local hotspots at 11am.

Joining us will be: Hackney Herbal, London Bike Kitchen, living art installation from Meital Tzabari, the Geffrye’s head gardener, and many more!

Open House Families

Saturday 9 June, 10am - 4pm

The restored almshouse at the Geffrye Museum will be open for London Open House 2018

Restored almshouse tour at the Geffrye - photo Hannah Taylor

Celebrating Open House Families with activities for all ages. Our younger visitors will enjoy our Geffrye Explorers and Garden Cart activities, as well as a special Design Masters workshop run by professional designers from Endpoint. We will also be running restored almshouse tours throughout the day.

Geffrye Explorers and Garden Cart

Drop in activity between 10am - 4pm. Suitable for ages 2 and over

Discover more about the Geffrye Museum and its gardens through multi-sensory, hands-on activities.

Design Masters

Sign up on the day, workshops last up to 2 hours and run 10.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4pm. Suitable for ages 5 - 11 years

Work with professional designers from Endpoint to find inspiration from homes in history and create your own design masterpiece!

Visit the Almshouses

Tours at 11am, 12noon, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis

Explore our almshouse buildings and get a rare glimpse into the lives of London's poor and elderly in the 1780s and 1880s by joining a tour produced by young people that is especially designed for families.

Please note that owing to the nature of the building the restored almshouse has no step-free access.

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