Exhibition: Homes of the Homeless: Seeking Shelter in Victorian London

This exhibition CLOSED on Sun, 12th Jul 2015

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


We tend to imagine the Victorian home as a family affair, a place of stability and a retreat from the outside world. But for huge numbers of Londoners the reality was very different. Tens of thousands made their homes in lodgings and lodging houses, renting a room or a bed in a building shared with strangers. Countless others could not afford to rent and were forced to turn to the workhouse and to shelters or slept rough in whatever shelter they could find.

This exhibition tells the story of this 'other' London, exploring the places the poor inhabited and bringing them to life through paintings, photographs, and objects, as well as through personal stories and reports.

A programme of special events and talks will run throughout the exhibition.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

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


Location

Geffrye Museum,

136 Kingsland Road,
London,
E2 8EA

 

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