Each year, authentic festive decorations, lighting, music and greenery transform the Geffrye’s period rooms, giving visitors an evocative insight into how Christmas has been celebrated in middle-class homes in England over the past 400 years.
Step back through the centuries and discover the origins and meanings of some of the rich and vibrant traditions of Christmas past, from feasting, dancing and kissing under the mistletoe to playing parlour games, hanging up stockings, sending cards, decorating the tree and throwing cocktail parties.
13, 15 December 2017, 19.30
A Capella Concert by Candlelight
£22.00, £19.00 concessions available (includes a glass of sherry or port and a mince pie)
Renowned ensemble Bocca Aperta return by popular request to perform a stirring recital of Christmas music.
6-7 January 2018, 15.30-17.00
Farewell to Christmas
Help us say goodbye with a bang to both Christmas and the museum which will be closing on Sunday 7 January for almost two years for a transformational development project. Enjoy street food, winter cocktails, live music and bargains in the shop's big sale.