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Friends events

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.


Visit: The Guildhall Art Gallery

Guildhall Art Gallery, Guildhall, Gresham Street, London EC2V 5AE

Saturday 28 October, 11am. Meet in the top floor of the Gallery at 10.45am. £15 Friends / £18 guests

Guildhall Art Gallery

The Guildhall Art Gallery

Our new director Sonia Solicari spent the last seven years as Head of the Guildhall Art Gallery and we are delighted to be visiting her previous workplace. The Gallery, established in 1886 as ‘a Collection of Art Treasures worthy of the Capital City,’ is home to a remarkable collection of works dating from 1670 to the present, including 17th-century portraits, Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces and a range of paintings celebrating London’s dramatic history. The Gallery contains a hidden treasure beneath- the remains of a Roman amphitheatre. While our guided tour will concentrate on the paintings Friends will also have the opportunity to see the amphitheatre at leisure after the visit.

The visit will last about one and a half hours. Maximum number: 25

Book online. You will need to login or register.


Talk: Smithfield, Past, Present and Future

Wednesday 1 November, doors open at 6.30pm for talk at 7pm. £12 Friends / £15 guests

From a ‘smooth field’ outside the Roman and medieval City walls to the present-day location as a transport hub in the centre of London, the historian, conservationist and author Alec Forshaw will tell the remarkable story of Smithfield. 

Please note this event is now fully booked.

Visit: The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court, Parliament Square, London SW1P 3BD

Friday 10 November, 2pm. Meet in the cafe inside the building by 1.45pm at the latest. £15 Friends / £18 guests

It hears cases of the greatest public or constitutional importance affecting the whole population. We will hear about the role of the Court and the history and artwork of the building.

Please note this event is now fully booked.

Visit: Behind the Scenes at the Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD

Saturday 9 December at 10.15am. Meet at the main entrance in Bow Street at 10am for a 10.15am start. £18 Friends / £20 guests

The tour includes an introduction to the colourful history of the theatre, an insight into the re-development and a look at aspects of current productions. 

Please note this event is now fully booked.