Tue – Sat 10am – 5pm
Sun and Bank Holiday Mon noon – 5pm
Closed Mon (unless Bank Holidays) 24 – 26 Dec and 1 Jan

@ Geffrye, Museum of the Home, 136 Kingsland Road, London E2 8EA


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.