Geffrye Museum

Geffrye Museum We are the Museum of the Home. We are currently closed until summer 2020 for our exciting development – follow us here for details of outdoor events.
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Don’t let #SpookySeason end yet! 🧙‍♀️🧹✨⚡️Join us on 20 November to hear the real-life discovery of h...
06/11/2019

Don’t let #SpookySeason end yet! 🧙‍♀️🧹✨⚡️Join us on 20 November to hear the real-life discovery of historical objects with believed “magical” powers right here at museum! ✨⚡️

During construction works on site an old worn boot was discovered in a walled up chimney void, where it had been hidden over 100 years ago ⚡️✨ The hidden boot comes from a long practice of home-protection folklore – from buried witch bottles to walled up old shoes – which will be explored in an gripping evening lecture.

Join Dr Romany Reagan in the atmospheric restored 18th-century Geffrye Almshouse for a glass of wine and a chance to view the hidden boot and other historical items used in home protection folklore, before heading upstairs to learn more about the curious history of the secrets within our walls.

Book your place at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/witch-bottles-worn-shoes-home-protection-folklore-practices-tickets-78595052919

Great news to start the week! 🎉 We’re absolutely delighted to share that we’ve been awarded £147,050 by @aceagra...
04/11/2019

Great news to start the week! 🎉 We’re absolutely delighted to share that we’ve been awarded £147,050 by @aceagrams to expand The Geffrye Museum of the Home’s public programming and engagement through the creation of a new Studio space, which will be key in the delivery of our new contemporary arts programme. This forms part of the Museum’s major capital works project, which will open up unseen areas of their 300-year-old almshouse buildings and incorporate sustainable elements, such as a green roof.🎨🎥📲✏️🌿🌱🌞🎉

Sonia Solicari, the Museum’s Director says: “This generous grant from the Arts Council will allow us to develop the historic site to host more cross-arts programming and engage new and wider audiences in the Geffrye Museum of the Home. It will also help us to be more economically sustainable – using new spaces to generate income and reinvest in our growing offer.” 🎉

📸 Wright & Wright Architects Ltd

#ACEsupported #CreativityMatters #GeffryeMuseum

Tower Hamlets Mums
21/10/2019

Tower Hamlets Mums

Kids love a Ceilidh and you will too! We're really looking forward to this Free and fun family day from the Geffrye Museum on Saturday 26th October.
Market stalls, seasonal crafts, food and drink to warm your cockles and plenty of dancing!
All in the front gardens that is our beloved Hoxton oasis. http://www.towerhamletsmums.com/2019/geffrye-museum-seasonal-shindig

Ernest Baker, the cheekily observant son of the Geffrye Almshouses chaplain, kept a diary about life in the almshouses, ...
20/09/2019

Ernest Baker, the cheekily observant son of the Geffrye Almshouses chaplain, kept a diary about life in the almshouses, 1881-82. Drop in for free tomorrow from 11am - 5pm as part of @openhouselondon and see how the elderly residents used to live in the 18th + 19th centuries
https://bit.ly/2VTIHCC

What objects in your home connect to your heritage?We asked visitors to tell us of their treasured objects that connect ...
18/09/2019

What objects in your home connect to your heritage?

We asked visitors to tell us of their treasured objects that connect with their heritage. Here are some of their responses:

• Fridge magnet with my Scottish clan on
• I have badges that have flags of my country. It makes me proud when I remember I’m from there (Libya)
• Food! Specific cooking ingredients and sauces

Share your own object story– comment below or tag us @geffryemuseum

Our objects tell our stories. What stories do your things tell? We’ll be revealing new stories of home in our galleries from spring 2020.

#shelflife, #meaningofthings, #objectstellstories #historyofhome #museumofthehome

What objects in your home connect to your heritage?Farhana said “I have a lot of dishes and souvenirs and stools and b...
18/09/2019

What objects in your home connect to your heritage?

Farhana said “I have a lot of dishes and souvenirs and stools and bedcovers from Bangladesh. They give me a sense of comfort because, although I have been here all my life, my parents grew up mostly in Bangladesh. They used to tell me a lot of stories about Bangladesh and these objects connect me to their story and to my heritage.”

Our objects tell our stories. What stories do your things tell? Comment below or tag us @GeffryeMuseum
#shelflife #meaningofthings #objectstellstories #historyofhome #museumofthehome

Image 1: Farhana, Wapping
Image 2: Detail of auto rickshaw
Photos by Mina Salimi

The Geffrye almshouse was set up to look after the poor and elderly in the 18th century. Step back in time for a glimpse...
18/09/2019

The Geffrye almshouse was set up to look after the poor and elderly in the 18th century. Step back in time for a glimpse into the lives of its former residents on one of our almshouse tours today.
https://bit.ly/2VTIHCC

What objects in your home connect to your past?We asked visitors to tell us of their treasured objects that connect with...
17/09/2019

What objects in your home connect to your past?

We asked visitors to tell us of their treasured objects that connect with their past. Here are some of their responses:

• Stones and shells from places we’ve visited
• My summer bracelet
• Little toys
• I have a glass pig from Switzerland
• A 50 year old world globe

Share your own object story– comment below or tag us @geffryemuseum

Our objects tell our stories. What stories do your things tell? We’ll be revealing new stories of home in our galleries from spring 2020.
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#shelflife, #meaningofthings, #objectstellstories #historyofhome #museumofthehome

What objects in your home connect to your past? Kollier said “I made these paintings after I came back from Sierra Leo...
17/09/2019

What objects in your home connect to your past?

Kollier said “I made these paintings after I came back from Sierra Leone. Doing the exhibition was a way of me actually having closure. I wanted to touch on immigration matters, because only in the last 8 months did I obtain my British citizenship and I had been in London since 1991.”

Share your own object story – comment below or tag us @GeffryeMuseum

Our objects tell our stories. What stories do your things tell? We’ll be revealing new stories of home in our galleries from spring 2020.
……
#shelflife, #meaningofthings, #objectstellstories #historyofhome #museumofthehome
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Image 1: Kollier, Dalston Junction
Image 2: Painting by Kollier
Photos by Mina Salimi

A couple of recent photos behind the scenes of our development showing work on the new studio space. If you would like t...
17/09/2019

A couple of recent photos behind the scenes of our development showing work on the new studio space. If you would like to go on site there are just 2 tickets remaining for our 3pm hard-hat tour this Saturday as part of Open House London. Our restored almshouse will also be open all day, free entry.
https://bit.ly/2keKDb5

An exciting new way to experience our restored almshouse!Writer Michael McMillan's Waiting for myself to appear, is a ne...
17/09/2019

An exciting new way to experience our restored almshouse!
Writer Michael McMillan's Waiting for myself to appear, is a new immersive one-woman show performed by Esther Niles with music and visuals from Dubmorphology. Part of Black History Month - shows begin 3 October
https://bit.ly/2kDG7U1

What objects in your home connect to your family?We asked visitors to tell us of their treasured objects that connect wi...
16/09/2019

What objects in your home connect to your family?

We asked visitors to tell us of their treasured objects that connect with their family. Here are some of their responses:

• The shell of a bomb that my Gran made
• Family tree
• My Dad’s trophies and my trophies
• Lots of photos of my lovely family
• Fred the flour man (my Great Grandad’s)

Share your own object story– comment below or tag us @geffryemuseum

Our objects tell our stories. What stories do your things tell? We’ll be revealing new stories of home in our galleries from spring 2020.
……
#shelflife, #meaningofthings, #objectstellstories #historyofhome #museumofthehome

What objects in your home connect to your family? Lynda said “The things that give me most comfort are mostly things t...
16/09/2019

What objects in your home connect to your family?

Lynda said “The things that give me most comfort are mostly things that the kids have made or bought us. Like the HOPE sign that my son Milo made for my husband one Christmas.”

Share your own object story– comment below or tag us @geffryemuseum

Our objects tell our stories. What stories do your things tell? We’ll be revealing new stories of home in our galleries from spring 2020.
……
#shelflife, #meaningofthings, #objectstellstories #historyofhome #museumofthehome
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Image 1: Lynda, Lower Clapton
Image 2: Hope sign on mantelpiece
Photos by Mina Salimi

Don't miss a chance to time-travel back to the 18th + 19th centuries tomorrow with a visit to our evocatively restored a...
13/09/2019

Don't miss a chance to time-travel back to the 18th + 19th centuries tomorrow with a visit to our evocatively restored almshouse. Themed object handling tours take place in the afternoon, check link for times.
https://bit.ly/2VTIHCC

Warm to the autumn with a new immersive performance set in and inspired by the Geffrye Almshouse. Michael McMillan, who ...
13/09/2019

Warm to the autumn with a new immersive performance set in and inspired by the Geffrye Almshouse. Michael McMillan, who brought us the West Indian Front Room exhibition, returns with this specially created piece performed by Esther Niles with music and visuals from Dubmorphology. A wonderful way to experience our almshouse - bookings now open https://bit.ly/2md8jgF

A chance to go behind the scenes of our development project - only a few tickets remain!Join Wright & Wright Architects ...
13/09/2019

A chance to go behind the scenes of our development project - only a few tickets remain!
Join Wright & Wright Architects on Saturday 21 September for a hard-hat tour of work-in-progress - part of Open House London - and get a glimpse of our new museum spaces.
Tickets available for 3pm tour.
Book online: https://bit.ly/2keKDb5

A quick reminder that the restored almshouse will be open all day for free and no booking is required.

The Geffrye Friends programme events throughout the year that are open to everyone. On Thursday 19 September the museum ...
10/09/2019

The Geffrye Friends programme events throughout the year that are open to everyone. On Thursday 19 September the museum welcomes Jess and Matt, co-founders of The Museum of Homelessness which collects and shares the art, histories and culture of homelessness. It's a space where homeless people can tell their stories.
Find out more + book a place.
https://bit.ly/2kadGN7

The Geffrye almshouse was set up to look after the poor and elderly in the 18th century. Step back in time today for a g...
10/09/2019

The Geffrye almshouse was set up to look after the poor and elderly in the 18th century. Step back in time today for a glimpse into the lives of its former residents on one of our almshouse tours. Tours at 12, 12.30pm, 2pm and 2.30pm. https://bit.ly/2kBvZLj

Almshouses for the poor and elderly, 18th + 19th century social housing. See what life was like for residents in the Gef...
04/09/2019

Almshouses for the poor and elderly, 18th + 19th century social housing. See what life was like for residents in the Geffrye almshouses by taking one of our tours today.

If you'd been living in the Geffrye almshouses c.1882 you might have been sketched by the cheekily observant Chaplain's ...
03/09/2019

If you'd been living in the Geffrye almshouses c.1882 you might have been sketched by the cheekily observant Chaplain's son Ernest Baker. Glimpse into what life was like for the C19th residents on an almshouse tour tomorrow.

One week left to apply!Join us as the Director of Creative Programme and Collections, a new senior management role, crea...
02/09/2019

One week left to apply!
Join us as the Director of Creative Programme and Collections, a new senior management role, created to bring radical change to our programming, curatorial and learning strategies.
https://bit.ly/2ZZrXfd

Today's the last chance to catch Free Theatre UK's performance of Great Expectations in our front gardens. Their unique ...
01/09/2019

Today's the last chance to catch Free Theatre UK's performance of Great Expectations in our front gardens. Their unique Steam Punk staging of Charles Dicken's classic will take place at 2pm and again at 7pm. Free to watch - come down and enjoy some brilliantly entertaining theatre! https://bit.ly/2YUoW3l

A reminder that Great Expectations is being performed for free in our front gardens today at 7pm. Free Theatre UK have a...
31/08/2019

A reminder that Great Expectations is being performed for free in our front gardens today at 7pm. Free Theatre UK have assembled a great cast and their Steam Punk twist on this Dicken's favourite has brought some wonderful reviews. Come on down! https://bit.ly/2P8IdJI

Don't miss a chance to time-travel back to the 18th + 19th centuries today with a visit to our evocatively restored alms...
31/08/2019

Don't miss a chance to time-travel back to the 18th + 19th centuries today with a visit to our evocatively restored almshouse. Themed object handling tours take place in the afternoon, check link for times
https://bit.ly/2VTIHCC

Love theatre but not the cost? Join us on the front lawns at 7pm today for a free performance of Great Expectations from...
30/08/2019

Love theatre but not the cost? Join us on the front lawns at 7pm today for a free performance of Great Expectations from @FtukGreat
It's Dickens with a Steam Punk twist and perfect for all ages! See you there! https://bit.ly/2P8IdJI

Come down to our sunny front lawns, from 10am-4.30pm today and tomorrow for our last two days of free family family holi...
29/08/2019

Come down to our sunny front lawns, from 10am-4.30pm today and tomorrow for our last two days of free family family holiday activities, all around acts of kindness!

Excited about our Youth Voice Festival this Saturday! Designed by young people for young people, it's bringing spoken wo...
28/08/2019

Excited about our Youth Voice Festival this Saturday! Designed by young people for young people, it's bringing spoken word, live performances and creative workshops to the gardens. Free entry, 12 - 4. Hear the sound, make the sound, be the sound!
https://bit.ly/31ZDsDX

It's cool to be kind and our free holiday activities for families are all about kindness! Drop by our gardens 10am - 4.3...
27/08/2019

It's cool to be kind and our free holiday activities for families are all about kindness! Drop by our gardens 10am - 4.30pm this Thursday and Friday and have fun with craft and digital activities.
https://bit.ly/33uLk1U

Join us as the Director of Creative Programme and Collections, a new senior management role, created to bring radical ch...
27/08/2019

Join us as the Director of Creative Programme and Collections, a new senior management role, created to bring radical change to our programming, curatorial and learning strategies.
Find out more here https://bit.ly/320tq5k

Join us in the front gardens this Bank Holiday Monday for a brilliant performance of Great Expectations from Free Theatr...
26/08/2019

Join us in the front gardens this Bank Holiday Monday for a brilliant performance of Great Expectations from Free Theatre UK. Performed with a Steam Punk twist, the show begins at 7pm and is free admission. Suitable for all ages. Gardens will open an hour before the performance starts. Don't miss it! https://bit.ly/2HjthlG

Love theatre but not the cost? Join us on the front lawns at 2pm and 7pm today for free performances of Great Expectatio...
25/08/2019

Love theatre but not the cost? Join us on the front lawns at 2pm and 7pm today for free performances of Great Expectations from @FtukGreat
It's Dickens with a Steam Punk twist and perfect for all ages! See you there! https://bit.ly/2P8IdJI

A reminder that Great Expectations is being performed for free in our front gardens today at 2pm and 7pm. Free Theatre U...
24/08/2019

A reminder that Great Expectations is being performed for free in our front gardens today at 2pm and 7pm. Free Theatre UK have assembled a great cast and their Steam Punk twist on this Dicken's favourite has brought some wonderful reviews. Come on down!
https://bit.ly/2YUoW3l

Some of you may have seen the news in the papers today about Peggy Samuels, who is celebrating her 100th birthday in the...
23/08/2019
Peggy still feeling at home after 100 years

Some of you may have seen the news in the papers today about Peggy Samuels, who is celebrating her 100th birthday in the house where she was born and in which she has lived her whole life. As so many of us now change homes, leave towns, or relocate abroad, this seems such an unusual story.
https://www.metro.news/peggy-still-feeling-at-home-after-100-years/1685277/

A GREAT-grandmother marked her 100th birthday in the house she was born in and where she has lived all her life. Peggy Samuels celebrated at her terraced home in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, surrounded by her neighbours who had decked the street with bunting and balloons. The great-grandmother, who....

Our free holiday activities begin again at 10 today! Lots of fun on a kindness theme. Come down and join us in the sunny...
23/08/2019

Our free holiday activities begin again at 10 today! Lots of fun on a kindness theme. Come down and join us in the sunny front gardens! https://bit.ly/33uLk1U

Some of today's acts of kindness
22/08/2019

Some of today's acts of kindness

We look forward to seeing you all on the lawns this weekend for Free Theatre UK's free performances of Great Expectation...
22/08/2019

We look forward to seeing you all on the lawns this weekend for Free Theatre UK's free performances of Great Expectations with a Steam Punk twist! Shows are Fri, Sat and Sun 7pm, Sat and Sun 2pm and a special Bank Holiday performance on Monday at 7pm. It's had great reviews - don't miss it! https://bit.ly/2TRy7eY

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136 Kingsland Road
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Buses: 67, 149, 242, 243, 394 Hoxton Overground (2mins walk). Underground: Liverpool Street (Bishopsgate exit) then bus 149 or 242. Old Street (exit 2) then bus 242 or 15 mins walk. British Rail: Hoxton (London Overground) 2 minutes walk Liverpool Street or Dalston Kingsland Parking: Very limited meter places available locally. Parking for disabled visitors is available in front of the museum 10.00am - 4.00pm.

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