• Geffrye Museum
  • Geffrye Museum
  • Almshouse interior
  • New entrance

Geffrye Museum

Wright & Wright Architects

place
136 Kingsland Road, E2 8EA
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Partial disabled access, Toilets
Grade I listed restored 18C almshouse, which offers a rare glimpse into the lives of London’s poor and elderly in the 1780s and 1880s. A day of talks, tours and hands-on creative activities exploring the transformation of the Geffrye.

Access

Saturday 22nd

Open 11am–4pm

group
  • Regular tours every mins (11am-4pm)
event
  • Big Museum Collage (demonstration / workshop) (Get creative with Wright and Wright Architects and make an enormous collage of the new museum.)
  • The Restored Almshouse (Discover the 18th-century almshouse) (Family-friendly object handling, guides on hand to talk about people who lived here. Numbers limited, no step-free access)
  • Architects' talk at 11.30am (Talk) (Architects Wright and Wright will talk about 'Unlocking the Geffrye', which develop the existing spaces and create new ones. Display of prints and drawings accompanies this.)
  • Architects' talk at 2.30pm (Talk) (Architects Wright and Wright will talk about 'Unlocking the Geffrye', which develop the existing spaces and create new ones. Display of prints and drawings accompanies this.)

Design

Original design
Richard Halsaul and Robert Burford, 1714
Refurbishment
Wright & Wright Architects, 2018
Type
Historical house, Museum
Period
Historical/contemporary, Victorian, Georgian