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Special events

Bees and Teas - Sold Out

Saturday 27 May, 12 - 4pm. 

Learn the basics of keeping bees with urban beekeepers Barnes & Webb, visit the Geffrye hives, then enjoy a honey-based afternoon tea in the café overlooking the gardens. Suitable for over 18s.

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Pop-up Opera presents Cimarosa's Il Matrimonio Segreto (The Secret Marriage)

Wednesday 31 May, 7.30pm. Tickets £20

Pop-up Opera

One of the most successful comic operas of the late eighteenth century, Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto is about following your heart and makes for a perfect summer opera filled with Pop-up Opera's humour, sparkle and fun.

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The Girl Guide Book Launch Party

Thursday 1 June, 6.30 - 10.30pm. Free event

The Girl Guide Book

We are hosting the launch for The Girl Guide Book, a guide to growing up for teenage girls. It is written by world record hula hooper Marawa the Amazing and illustrated by Sinem Erkas.

Geffrye Food Market

Every Sunday in the front gardens from 4 June, 11am - 3pm

Geffrye Food Market

Find delicious treats, from bread and cakes to handmade sauces, on offer from a range of local makers.

Celebrating Age Weekender

Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 June, 12 - 5pm


A whole weekend of activities celebrating older people at the museum including the Cultivators Radio broadcast on Saturday and GrandFest on Sunday. 

Open East Radio live from the museum

Saturday 17 June, 3 - 4pm

Join Open East Radio, an informal cross-generational group of Hackney based radio enthusiasts and conversationalists, for a live discussion about 'home and belonging'. Free drop-in. Adults and children welcome.


Sunday 18 June, 12 - 5pm

Learn a new craft as part of a special day celebrating the skills of older people.

Wood turning 11.00am – 11.45pm and 1.00pm – 1.45pm

Spinning wool 11.00am – 11.45am and 1.30pm – 2.15pm

Cider making 12.15pm – 1pm and 3pm – 3.45pm

In partnership with the Royal Voluntary Service, the older person’s charity

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These two days are hosted by The Feeling at Home project which uses the museum’s buildings, collections and gardens to support the wellbeing of older adults. Funded by City Bridge Trust, programming includes monthly tea parties, the Evergreen Gardeners club, and sessions delivered offsite at local older people’s services. 

Kingsland Road: A Home-Street Biography

Saturday 15 July, 2 - 4.30pm. Free drop-in

Kingsland Road biography - photo (detail) by Casper Laing Ebbensgaard

Photograph (detail) by Casper Laing Ebbensgaard

What does it mean to live in an area characterised by diversity and rapid change? Celebrate life on the Kingsland Road - share memories and enjoy film screenings, creative activities and lively discussion.

Supported by Queen Mary Centre for Public Engagement

The Rose and the Bulbul

Thursday 20 July, 7pm. Tickets £12, £10 (concessions)

The Rose and the Bulbul

Actors, musicians and dancers tell an absorbing story of love and acceptance in this exquisite promenade performance through the period gardens.Presented by Kadam Pulse.

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The Rosé Festival

Friday 21 - Sunday 23 July, 3 - 10pm. Tickets: £15

The Rosé Festival

A chance to sample 30 varieties of rosés from the world’s best producers and enjoy food from some of London’s best-loved street vendors.

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Garden Variety Bar

Thursday and Friday evenings between 27 July and 1 September, from 5pm

Garden Variety Bar

Our (not-so) secret bar returns this summer. Enjoy cocktails and street food while relaxing in deckchairs in the beautiful surroundings of the period gardens.

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Fright Nights London: Geffrye Museum Ghost Hunt

Saturday 29 July 9pm - 3am. Tickets £55

Fright Night at the Geffrye Museum

With reports of spirits and ghosts seen in the chapel & basement, what will our investigation uncover?

The night begins with a tour of the building with our psychic medium who will relay to you their senses and feelings about the location, but also will encourage the ghosts and spirits of the location to communicate! You will then be split into small vigil groups in the most haunted areas of the location where you will use ghost hunting equipment or try our psychic experiments such as glass moving or table tipping! Activities are provided throughout the night with the hope of experiencing paranormal activity in one of the most haunted buildings in London. Full use of Ghost Hunting and Psychic equipment will be provided as well as hot refreshments through the night.

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You can view all of our other events in our online 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.

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