Each year (from late November to early January), the Geffrye Museum's period rooms are decorated in authentic festive style, providing a magical glimpse into Christmases gone. Christmas Past explores the origins and meanings of some of our more common customs, from kissing under the mistletoe to decorating the tree and throwing cocktail parties.
Each photo has an accompanying description of how Christmas was celebrated at the time, as well as explanations on popular customs.
|1630 Hall||1695 Parlor||1745 Parlor||1790 Parlor|
|1830 Drawing Room||1870 Drawing Room||1890 Room||1900-1914 Edwardian Room|
|1930-39 Room||1955-65 Mid-Century Room||2000 Room|
- Graphic Index
- Text Index