Handling Sessions for Blind and Partially Sighted Visitors
October – December 2012 Programme
The Geffrye explores the home over the past 400 years, from around 1600 to the present day. Our focus is on the living rooms of the urban middle classes in England, particularly in London. We aim to show how such homes have been used and furnished over this period, reflecting changes in society and patterns of behaviour as well as style, fashion and taste.
Visitors can tour the museum’s period rooms with our free audio guide or you are welcome to attend one of our monthly object handling sessions or talks. These multi-sensory sessions provide participants with the opportunity to explore aspects of the museum’s collections, gardens and themes in more detail. The autumn/winter programme includes: a lotion and potions workshop and an exploration of Georgian and Victorian Christmas’s.
The sessions are free, but please book in advance, as places are limited.
For more information or to book your place please contact our Bookings Officer via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or telephone 020 7739 9893.
A Georgian and Victorian Christmas
Explore the differences between Georgian and Victorian Christmas celebrations, sample food and drink, enjoy some festive treats and make your own seasonal decoration.
Wednesday 28 November and repeated on Tuesday 11 December, 2.00pm-3.30pm