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Christmas PastEach year the Geffrye Museum celebrates Christmas with a look at the way Christmas traditions have evolved over years at its annual Christmas Past exhibition, staged at the Shoreditch museum for over 20 years. It's a timely opportunity to see the museum's period rooms decorated to reflect our changing tastes at this festive time of year. Typically there's a programme of events and family activities which tie in with the chosen theme where you can create your own Christmas decorations, sip on mulled wine while witnessing the traditional burning of the holly and the ivy, and enjoy the carols by candlelight.

 

About Geffrye Museum

There aren't many museums that can have William Morris and Ikea under the same roof, but the Geffyre is one of them. The focus of this quirky museum is the changing style of English domestic interior, from the 1600s to the present. More about Geffrye Museum

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Christmas Past  A living room in 1935, photo by Steve Speller  

   
Christmas Past - A living room in 1935, photo by Steve Speller

Christmas Past A living room in 1935, photo by Steve Speller 


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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Old Street Tube Station
 
12 minutes walk
 
Bethnal Green Tube Station
 
19 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
2 minutes walk
 
Haggerston Overground Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Leonard Street Car Park
 
10 minutes walk
 
Paul Street NCP
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £134  34% off
335-337 Old Street, EC1V | 6 minutes from Christmas Past
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275 Old Street, EC1V | 9 minutes from Christmas Past
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Ceramics In The City - A Selling Fair Featuring Over 50 PottersCeramics In The City - A Selling Fair Featuring Over 50 PottersAttractions & Museums, Tourist Attraction.2016-09-25T10:00:00+01002016-09-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Geffrye Museum, 136  Kingsland Road      E2 8EA
Category: event
Free EventEnds Today
Ceramics In The City - A Selling Fair Featuring Over 50 Potters
HomeSpun: The Very Private Lives Of TimberlinaHomeSpun: The Very Private Lives Of TimberlinaTheatre, Cabaret.2016-10-08T05:00:00+01002016-10-09T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Geffrye Museum, 136  Kingsland Road      E2 8EA
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