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Christmas Past: 400 Years of Seasonal Traditions in English Homes at the Geffrye Museum Free

From to 2016-11-22 2017-01-08 Europe/London Christmas Past: 400 Years of Seasonal Traditions in English Homes at the Geffrye Museum Discover 400 years of English festive traditions with the free exhibition Christmas Past at the Geffrye Museum, London. 22 Nov-8 Jan The Geffrye, Museum of the Home

Christmas Past at The Geffrye Museum: a drawing room in 1870. Photo: Chris Ridley Pinterest

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Explore festive fashions and traditions through the ages with Christmas Past: 400 Years of Seasonal Traditions in English Homes at the Geffrye Museum.

The museum’s period rooms are transformed for Christmas using seasonal decorations, lighting, greenery and music; each one representing a different era in English history. See how the festive season was celebrated in English middle-class homes, and discover the origins and meanings of Christmas traditions such as hanging stockings, sending cards, tree decorating, Christmas lunch, kissing under the mistletoe and playing parlour games.

 
After being inspired by the exhibition, drop by the museum shop to pick up gifts and Christmas decorations for your own home, and sample a festive menu in the cafe. And take a look at the museum’s festive programme of events, including a late opening, Christmas fair, carols and more to make the most of your visit.

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Admission: Free (USD0.00)

Venue Details & Map

The Geffrye, Museum of the Home

Address
136 Kingsland Road
Shoreditch
London
E2 8EA
Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7739 9893
Public transport:
Hoxton Station (London Overground) - directly behind museum. Liverpool Street, Bishopsgate exit, then bus 149 or 242. Old Street, exit 2, then bus 243 or 15 minute walk.

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