The Geffrye Museum in London is offering special access to one of its almshouses this spring and summer.
You can visit one of the Geffrye’s 18th-century almshouses which has been fully restored to its original condition, offering a rare glimpse into the lives of London’s poor and elderly in former times. Visitors will have a chance to visit the restored historic almshouse on the following days:
* Saturdays: 1 May, 5 June and 3 July 2010
* Wednesdays: 21 April, 5 and 19 May and 2 and 16 June 2010 (**see Wednesday details below)
Timed entries on Saturdays and Wednesdays are at 11.00am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm and 3.00pm.
Tickets: Adults £2.00, Friends of the Geffrye, disabled visitors and children under 16 free. Numbers are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that only groups of 8 or more can book in advance.
**The 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month we welcome advance booking by groups of 8 or more, therefore not all of these tours may be open to the public. There are 16 places for this tour and these will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis 10 minutes before the tour begins. We suggest those wishing to visit the restored historic almshouse on a Wednesday contact the Information and Bookings Officer on 020 7739 9893 to check availability.