Exhibition: 400 Years Of Seasonal Traditions In English Homes

This exhibition CLOSED on Sat, 4th Jan 2014

This exhibition has finished.

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge

Each year, authentic festive decorations transform the Geffrye Museum’s period rooms, giving visitors a magical glimpse into how Christmas has been celebrated in English middle-class homes over the past 400 years.

A perennial favourite, many visitors say that the Christmas Past exhibition has become an essential part of their Yuletide traditions.

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.

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Geffrye Museum,

136 Kingsland Road,
E2 8EA


Other exhibitions open at Geffrye Museum

Light up the Museum
Lighting up the Museum this winter will be a major light installation by multi award winning lighting designer Jessica Hung Han Yun.
Light up the Museum
3pm to 9pm
Bethnal Green
Closing soon Mon, 31st January