Friday 28 March 2014

Geffrye Museum - Celebrating the Gardens at the Geffrye this Spring

Celebrating the Gardens at the Geffrye this Spring
Re-opening Saturday 29 March. Open Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm. Free.
Walking Tours of Haggerston  
Sunday 6 April, 2pm, with Hoxton Hall
Sunday 13 April, 2pm, with Every Generation Media 
Explore hidden gems of Haggerston on these fascinating tours led by local historians. Don't miss the My Haggerston display in the 20th century wing, Saturdays and Sundays until 13 April.
All tours begin at the Geffrye.  Places are free, but must be booked in advance: or 020 7749 6024.
useful + beautiful: contemporary design for the home 
Tuesday 29 April - Monday 25 August 2014. £5/£3 concs.
This exciting exhibition will showcase cutting edge design for the home by both well-established industry figures and emerging talent. The exhibition will spill outside into the gardens with chairs, tables and wallpaper. Bookings now open for our panel debate, An Ideal Home?, featuring Wayne Hemingway on Thursday 8 May. Sponsored by Ambrose and First Base
Evening Event: Garden Music Recital 
Thursday 22 May. Gardens open from 6pm.
Event 6.45 - 8.15pm 
Duo Octacorda will perform an evening recital of garden-inspired music overlooking our beautiful period gardens.
This event celebrates Chelsea Fringe.
Tickets £16/£13 concs (includes a glass of wine and a chance to explore the gardens). Booking essential by email or 020 7739 9893. 
Visit the Restored Historical Almshouse 
Wednesday 2 and Tuesday 8 April 
Timed entries at 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm 
Step back in time with a visit to the restored historical almshouse and see how London's poor and elderly lived in former times. Tours are conducted by museum volunteers. Follow link for admission fees and information on future dates.  
Easter holiday event: Springtime Garden Trail   
Tuesday 8 - Friday 11 April, 2 - 4.30pm. For all ages. 
Join us on any afternoon during our Easter holiday activities to explore the gardens, complete the trail and collect a prize from the Quiz Desk!

Browse prints from the Geffrye's collection 
We are delighted to be in partnership with leading print-on-demand company Magnolia Box to offer professional quality reproductions of 100 selected paintings and prints from the Geffrye's collection. Explore the prints online and choose from a variety of finishes and frames that can be sent directly to your home. 
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Martino Gamper: design is a state of mind
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Haim Steinbach: once again the world is flat
Serpentine Gallery
Now until 21 April 2014
The spring exhibitions offer new perspectives on the material world and the way in which objects are organised and displayed.