Geffrye Open House Families day

As part of Open City’s family festival on Saturday 9th June there will be the Geffrye Open House Families day. Website:

The Geffrye Young Producers have been working hard over the past six months to plan a brilliant day of free family activities.

Please see below information about the day:

Celebrating Open House Families with activities for all ages. Our younger visitors will enjoy our Geffrye Explorers and Garden Cart activities, as well as a special Design Masters workshop run by professional designers from Endpoint. We will also be running restored almshouse tours throughout the day.

Design Masters

Sign up on the day, workshops last up to 2 hours and run 10.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 4pm. Suitable for ages 5 – 11 years

Work with professional designers from Endpoint to find inspiration from homes in history to create your own wallpaper design masterpiece and use it to decorate our ‘pop-up house’.

Visit the Almshouses

10.30am – 4pm. Sign up on the day (places allocated on a first-come, first-served basis)

Explore our almshouse buildings and get a rare glimpse into the lives of London’s poor and elderly in the 1780s and 1880s by joining our Geffrye Young Producers as they share their favourite facts, stories and objects.

Please note that owing to the nature of the building the restored almshouse has no step-free access.

Geffrye Explorers and Garden Cart

Drop in between 10am – 4pm. Suitable for ages 2 and over

Discover more about the Geffrye Museum and its gardens through multi-sensory, hands-on activities.