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Friends events

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The Friends of the Geffrye Museum run a series of walks, talks and visits. You can find out more about the Friends and how to join here.

Download the Spring 2018 leaflet.

Programme of events February to June 2018

If you prefer to book by post please download this form.

Family Walk: Lost and Found

Thursday 12 April, 10.45am for 11am. Meet outside Russell Square tube station

£11 Friends (£5.50 children) / £15 guests (£7.50 children)

Karen Lansdown takes us to Bloomsbury, famous as the home of writers and artists. On this walk you will meet some of them, together with lots of animals, a building that turned into a toy, some famous fictional characters, lost boys and foundlings. The walk finishes at a playground that doesn’t admit adults without children. Lasts about one hour. This walk is specifically designed for families with children aged 7 years and over. All children must be accompanied by an adult who must take responsibility for their safety throughout the walk.

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Visit: Chelsea Physic Garden

Thursday 3 May, 12.45 for 1pm. 66 Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4HS. Meet at the café in the garden.

£20 Friends / £25 guests

The oldest botanic garden in London has its own micro-climate. It houses around 5000 different medicinal, herbal, and edible plants, including the UK’s largest fruiting olive tree. We will enjoy a guided tour lasting about one hour.

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Talk: Pets and Family Life

Wednesday 16 May, 6.30 for 7pm

£12 Friends / £15 guests

Pets play a powerful emotional role in our everyday lives and their presence exercises an important influence in the home. In this talk Dr Jane Hamlett, Reader in Modern British History at Royal Holloway College, will examine how pet keeping in British homes has changed over the past hundred years. 

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Walk: A stroll around Smithfield

Saturday 16 June. Meet outside Farringdon Station in Cowcross Street, 10.45am for 11am. £12 Friends / £15 guests. 

Alec Forshaw follows up his recent sell-out talk about Smithfield with this special walk. Friends will have the opportunity to learn more about this little-known but interesting area, including the Meat Market, St Bartholomew’s Hospital, Cloth Fair, The Charterhouse and St John’s Gate. 

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