Are you aged 11-24? Interested in exploring our collections, being creative, learning some new skills and meeting new people? Click one of sections below to find out the latest information, and ways for you or your youth group to get involved.
As part of the Young People’s Programme, the Geffrye runs a regular programme of art, craft, design and digital sessions that take place in the evenings, at weekends and during school holidays, and are suitable for young people aged 11-24. Recent Workshops have included digital photography, making your own t-shirts, cushions and accessories and are suitable for 11-16 years olds. Creative Projects for young people aged 14-24, provide opportunities to explore the collections, displays, gardens and core themes in more detail and usually result in displays or public performances. Projects have included film-making, making a soundscape for the museum, mosaic workshops, a drama project exploring the lives of the almshouse pensioners, working with storytellers to develop and lead tours of the museum and working as part of a team to create a large-scale sculpture inspired by natural habitats.
View the centenary timeline created by young people as part of the Geffrye's centenary celebrations in 2014.
You can also help us make our exhibitions, projects, events, programme and building more youth-friendly by joining our Youth Advisory Panel.
Want to set up a youth panel in your museum? The Geffrye Museum’s Youth Advisory Panel have partnered up with Kids in Museum’s to write and produce How to Set Up a Youth Panel – Ten Top Tips – a handy guide to pop in your pocket, so you’re never without ideas on how best to include young people.
Want to find out about how we have approached youth engagement work, and how young people have actively contributed and shapped the programme here at the Geffrye? The Geffrye Museum has produced a toolkit for working with young people, which shares our experience and knowledge with the sector – Working and Engaging with Young People: A journey of lessons, collaborations, active participation and reciprocity, demonstrating how museums can benefit from young people’s opinions – a useful resource for organisations interested in developing their own youth participation work.
We also run special workshops and projects for Youth Groups, and much much more!
All activities are free. Join our Young People’s Facebook page, receive email updates, follow us on Instagram, or follow us on Twitter @GeffryeYouth to find out all the latest information.
For more information on our Young People’s Programme please contact Nicki Higgins: NHiggins@geffrye-museum.org.uk.