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Voice of Christmas Past

Hear how people have celebrated Christmas over the centuries with extracts from diaries and literature from Pepys, Dickens and our documenting homes archive. Also enjoy some festive treats, handle Christmas objects and make your own gifts to take home.

The Geffrye explores the home over the past 400 years, from around 1600 to the present day.  Focusing on the living rooms of the urban middle classes in England, particularly in London. Aiming to show how such homes have been used and furnished over this period, reflecting changes in society and patterns of behaviour as well as style, fashion and taste.

Blind and partially sighted visitors can tour the museum’s period rooms with the free audio guide or you are very welcome to attend one of their object handling sessions or talks. These multi-sensory sessions provide participants with the opportunity to explore aspects of the museum’s collections, gardens and themes in more detail.

The sessions are free, but please book in advance, as places are limited.
For more information or to book your place please contact the Bookings Co-ordinator via e-mail  or telephone

Group Visits

Handling sessions and craft workshops for groups of 6 or more people can be arranged separately through their Bookings Co-ordinator at a time convenient to your group, Tuesday – Fridays subject to availability.


Booking contact number 020 7739 9893. Booking contact email [email protected]