We have mentioned before how much we love the Geffrye Museum. Set in London's East End, the small but perfectly formed museum devoted to domestic interiors through the ages, never fails to inspire. It is particularly lovely at this time of year as each of the eleven period rooms are transformed with authentic Christmas decorations, offering visitors a fascinating insight into how Christmas was celebrated in middle class homes from 1600 to the present day.
It is a great way to escape the consumer madness of a modern day Christmas and reflect on the past. If you happen to live or work in the East end of London, pop along tonight, as there is a candle lit stroll though the rooms, a seasonal food talk and chance for the kids to create glow in the dark decorations. There is also a lovely little shop selling original gifts, decorations, cards and books.
400 Years of Seasonal Traditions in English Homes
The Geffrye Museum
136 Kingsland Road
London E2 8EA
23rd November – 5th January 2011