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Special events

Hackney Brewery Summer Session

Saturday 27 July, Session 1: 12noon - 4pm, Session 2: 5pm - 9pm. Tickets £15 and booking fee*

Hackney Brewery summer session at The Geffrye Museum of the Home

East London’s Hackney Brewery is celebrating its 8th birthday by teaming up with us for the Summer Session. This partnership has come about from a shared love of their local community, the environment and good food and drink.

The event will take place in our beautiful gardens and ticket holders will enjoy craft beer from 10 breweries, delicious street food, talks centred on community, food and drink, and lifestyle stalls. The Summer Session will have a strong environmental focus, showcasing naturally sourced, organic produce with a range of vegan options across the food and drink available.

Among the speakers are some of the most respected names in craft beer, including authors Pete Brown and Claire Bullen. They are joined by Matthew Curtis and Jonny Hamilton from the newly launched food and drink magazine, Pellicle, and Warwick Smith from Renegade Wine, who will be demystifying natural wines.

Read the full press release

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Pecha Kucha: Transformations

Thursday 1 August, 6.30 - 10pm. Tickets £8 / £6 concessions

Pecha Kucha - Transformations

Join us for a fast and fabulous night of individual presentations on the theme of Transformations!

Eight speakers, from a mixture of industries and backgrounds, will speak on this topic for no more than 6 minutes 40 seconds each! 

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Open House London at the Geffrye

Saturday 21 September, 12pm - 5pm. Tickets £10 - on sale 1 July 2019

Cross section of the new development (c) Wright & Wright Architects ltd

Cross section of the new development (c) Wright & Wright Architects Ltd

Hard-Hat tours of work-in-progress on the new Museum of the Home. Join Wright & Wright Architects and exhibition designers ZMMA for a glimpse into the new museum spaces and hear about the story so far.

Open access to the restored almshouse; 11am – 5pm. Free. No booking necessary but numbers are limited.


You can view all our upcoming events, including family-friendly activities and almshouse tours events on our calendar.

Swing Your Heart Out!

Thursday 20 April. Dance class: 6.30 - 8pm Tickets: £5. Social dance: 8 - 10.30pm Tickets: £10. Combined ticket option: £13

Put on your dancing shoes and come along to a Swing extravaganza at the Geffrye! Take part in a class then show off your moves to live music by the renowned London Dance Orchestra.

Tickets via www.designmynight.com


Visit to the Museum of Immigration And Diversity - Geffrye Friends' event

Saturday 1 June, 1.45pm for 2pm start (3.30pm finish). 19 Princelet St, E1 6QH. Friends £15 / Guests £18. Suitable for ages 12+

Housed in a Grade II listed, unrestored 1719 Huguenot silk merchant’s home, the Museum of Immigration and Diversity is a unique and remarkable institution described by author Monica Ali (Brick Lane) as ‘a place where you can feel history at your fingertips and in your spine.’ On this guided tour, we’ll discover a concealed Victorian synagogue dating from 1869, and visit the ‘Suitcases and Sanctuary’ exhibition exploring the refugee experience in Spitalfields. The museum is only open to the public for a few days each year, so this is a rare opportunity to see inside a truly hidden gem.

Book online

Visit to the Museum of Immigration And Diversity - Geffrye Friends' event

Saturday 1 June, 1.45pm for 2pm start (3.30pm finish). 19 Princelet St, E1 6QH. Friends £15 / Guests £18. Suitable for ages 12+

Housed in a Grade II listed, unrestored 1719 Huguenot silk merchant’s home, the Museum of Immigration and Diversity is a unique and remarkable institution described by author Monica Ali (Brick Lane) as ‘a place where you can feel history at your fingertips and in your spine.’ On this guided tour, we’ll discover a concealed Victorian synagogue dating from 1869, and visit the ‘Suitcases and Sanctuary’ exhibition exploring the refugee experience in Spitalfields. The museum is only open to the public for a few days each year, so this is a rare opportunity to see inside a truly hidden gem.

Book online