Tuesday 24 March 2015

The Geffrye Museum - New exhibition Homes of the Homeless opens today

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New exhibition Homes of the Homeless opens today

Homes of the Homeless: Seeking Shelter in Victorian London
Until Sunday 12 July. Tickets £5/£3 concs. 
Our major spring exhibition tells the story of the places the poor in London inhabited, bringing them to life through paintings, photographs and objects, as well as personal stories.
The special events programme includes talks and a walking tour of Whitechapel.
Image: Detail of Chelsea Workhouse: A Bible Reading (Our Poor) by James Charles, oil on canvas, 1877.Courtesy of Warrington Museum & Art Gallery 
Also opening today! 
Home and Hope: Young people's experiences of homelessness today
Until Sunday 12 July. Free.  
A complementary display highlights contemporary homelessness in London via a collaborative project with New Horizon Youth Centre, King's Cross.
(c) Geffrye Museum of the Home / Chocolate Films 
The gardens re-open this weekend!
Saturday 28 March. Free.
Visit our award-winning herb and period gardens, a beautiful oasis in the heart of Hoxton. Discover over 170 different plants and herbs, try our period garden audio tour or simply enjoy a leisurely spring stroll. Watch out for our new garden activity cart coming soon this Easter.
20% online shop spring sale on now  
Browse Geffrye-themed items in our online shop as well as gifts for the home and garden. Everything purchased online has a 20% discount so why not buy a Geffrye print or treat yourself to a unique Geffrye gift for the home? Just use promo code SPRING2015 online, or code 9XTF3E if purchasing a print.
You might also like:
Revelations: Experiments in Photography
Media Space, Science Museum, until 20 September 
Discover the influence of early scientific photography on modern and contemporary art in this major new exhibition. Revelationsshowcases some of the rarest images from the pioneers of photography alongside striking works by contemporary artists.
Tickets: Adults: £8 Seniors: £7 Concessions: £6   
Find out more and book tickets here.
Image credit: Ori Gersht, Blow Up: Untitled 1, 2007.
© Ori Gersht, Private Collection. Courtesy of the artist/Mummery+Schnelle
Secrets from The Victorian House by Lucinda Hawksley
Florence Nightingale Museum, Wednesday 8 April, 6:30pm
Author Lucinda Hawksley talks about what it was like to live in a Victorian home and about the dangers that often lurked within. Discover how you would have fared in 19th-century Britain and what your home life would have been like.
Admission £8 (includes a glass of wine and chance to view the museum). To book email Stephanie@florence-nightingale.co.uk.
Image credit: Geffrye Museum of the Home 
View more of our forthcoming spring events here.