Christmas Past: 400 Years of Seasonal Traditions in English Homes – Geffrye Museum

To me, nothing signifies the arrival of the festive season more than the Christmas Past exhibition at the Geffrye Museum.

It’s magical. The traditions and the decorations. The food. The social gatherings.

The beautifully rooms are in chronological order and it is sobering to see how simple and meaningful Christmas used to be (my favourite room is the Georgian one) and what a consumer affair it is these days.

A living room in 1965 at Christmas Past at the Geffrye
(Picture: Geffrye Museum)

What particularly amuses me is when you reach the most recent rooms… and you recognise decorations, toys and furniture you grew up with!

Christmas Past: 400 Years of Seasonal Traditions in English Home at the Geffrye Museum from Tuesday 29 November 2011 to Sunday 8 January 2012. Admission free.

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