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Christmas Past Exhibition Photos

Geffrye Museum, London


The Geffrye Museum in east London gives a wonderful insight into how Londoners have lived over the years. It's a museum of English domestic interiors and has room sets from 1600 right up to today.

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.

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Geffryre Museum Christmas Past: 1630 Hall1630 HallGeffrye Museum, Christmas Past: Parlor in 16951695 ParlorGeffrye Museum Christmas Past: Parlor in 17451745 ParlorGeffrye Museum Christmas Past 2008: 1790 Parlor1790 Parlor
Geffrye Museum Christmas Past 2008: 1830 Drawing Room1830 Drawing RoomGeffrye Museum, Christmas Past: 1870 Drawing Room1870 Drawing RoomGeffrye Museum, Christmas Past: 1890 room1890 RoomGeffrye Museum, Christmas Past: 1900-1914 Edwardian Drawing Room1900-1914 Edwardian Room
1930-39 RoomGeffrye Museum, Christmas Past: 1955-65 Mid-Century Period Room1955-65 Mid-Century RoomGeffrye Museum, Christmas Past: 2000 Room2000 Room
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