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Talks and tours

Almshouse Open Afternoon: London History Day

Wednesday 31 May, 1 - 4pm. Drop-in. Free

A 1780s almshouse interior at the Geffrye Museum

Explore one of the Geffrye's 18th- century almshouses which has been fully restored to its original condition, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of London's poor and elderly in former times.

Places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, a maximum of 16 people will be permitted at a time. Last entry at 3.45pm.


Behind-the-scenes curator tours

Tuesday 13, Friday 16, Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 June, 12pm repeated at 3pm

Saturday 17 June, 12.30pm repeated at 3.30pm

Take a free behind-the-scenes tour of some of the objects from our stored collections which will be displayed in the new Home Gallery.


Summer Garden Tours

Hoxton's Hidden Gem

Saturday 17 June, 11am. Free, drop-in.

Family in the Geffrye gardens

Explore the history and horticulture of our beautiful gardens with the Geffrye gardeners. Part of Open Garden Squares Weekend.

Celebrating 25 years of the Herb Garden

Friday 11 and Wednesday 23 August, 2pm. Free, drop-in.

Find out about the history of the herb garden on its 25th anniversary and learn about its many plants and herbs.


Free Lunchtime Tours

Meet the curators and the people who helped create our display, Home Thoughts.

"The Pictures are Better": Radio Then and Now

Friday 23 June, 1pm. Drop-in

Curator Elyse Bell and a young filmmaker explore the enduring influence of radio at home. Includes an exhibition tour and a screening of the film, 'People like radio because the pictures are better', created by young people from the Mouth that Roars youth media organisation.

Making London home: Stories of Migration

Friday 7 July, 1pm. Drop-in.

Curator Hannah Fleming shares stories of people who have moved to London and set up home. She will be joined by a volunteer who recorded their oral testimonies for the exhibition.

Judaism in the Suburban Home

Friday 12 September, 1pm. Drop-in.

Miri Lawrence of Queen Mary University discusses religious practice in the homes of Jewish families who moved from the East End to the suburbs after WWII. Includes a tour of the exhibition.