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Dig This! @the Geffrye Museum

Publication date: May 7, 2013 1:45:31 PM

Start: May 11, 2013 10:00:00 AM
End: Sep 30, 2013 5:00:00 PM

Location: Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, Shoreditch, London E2 8EA

Dig This! Gardening for Happiness and Well-Being

A project and related events produced by Institute Masters students in collaboration with London's Geffrye Museum will be available at the museum until the end of September.

The students, from the Institute's Museum and Site Interpretation course, are working with Geffrye Museum staff and visitors on the project 'Dig This! Gardening for Happiness and Well-being' to highlight the museum’s Herb and Period Gardens through research, resources and events related to gardening and happiness in the English middle-class home over the last 400 years.

Family trails, workshops, new panels and an audio guide about the Geffrye Museum gardens will be available throughout the summer.

Forthcoming events include:

  • Chelsea Fringe at the Geffrye! A series of special events taking place Tuesday-Saturday (21-25 May 2013), 10am-5pm; Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday (26-27 May), 12-5pm.

Recent events included:

  • 11 May 2013: Lotions and Potions - create pampering products using herbs, flowers and plants from the garden during a whole day drop in workshop for 2-16 year olds.
  • 22 May 2013: Making historic remedies - learn about London's famous gardeners, herbalists and apothecaries from the 1600s and 1700s and make your own historic remedies and natural cosmetics at an evening event for adults, 6:00-8:30 pm.

The Geffrye Museum has worked in partnership with UCL Institute of Archaeology Masters students for many years. This collaboration provides students with the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge to real-life practice and gives them invaluable first-hand experience in the museum sector.

Further details

  • Travel
    London Overground: Hoxton station (behind the museum)
    Tube: Liverpool Street, then bus 149 or 242 from Bishopsgate or Old Street (exit 2), then bus 243 or 15 minute walk
    Buses: 67, 149, 242, 243, 394
  • Opening times
    Normally Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12noon-5pm