Camilla Visits The Geffrye Museum

30th May 2012

Today, just a few metres down the road from the Hidden Art offices; we were lucky enough to catch a glimpse (a rather long glimpse) of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall as she was touring the gardens and exhibits of Geffrye Museum, where she met local school children, volunteers and staff.

The Duchess of Cornwall is given a tour of the herb gardens at The Geffrye Museum.

Her visit to Geffrye is part of her touring visit of the Chelsea Fringe Show where she is making visits to areas of both Shoreditch and Dalston. Her tour included Spitalfields City Farm, the Oranges and Lemons Garden at St. Leonards Church, The Geffrye Museum and finally the Dalston Eastern Curve Garden where she met community volunteers.

Camilla talks to the children in the gardens of Geffrye.

Of course we sneaked into the herb gardens to see Camilla and later stood in with the small crowd that appeared to take plenty of pictures of our lucky catch before she left!

Camilla plants some herbs.

Camilla will also be joining The Prince of Wales, President of The Victoria Cross and George Cross Association, at the their Reunion Service at St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London.

Camilla leaves with David Dewing – Director, The Geffrye Museum

  The Geffrye Museum has a variety of events and exhibitions on this summer for all ages including:

  • Special Exhibition: At home with the World – until Sunday 9th September 2012
  • Children’s Half Term Activities: In celebration of the Chelsea Fringe Show – Wed 6th – Fri 8th June
  • Children’s Holiday Activities: Throughout August

For more information on what’s on you can visit their website here and also details on Visiting.

The Chelsea Fringe is on between 19th May and 10th June 2012 and are exhibiting an installation at The Geffrye Museum: Aromatic Herbs Mobile. You can see what the Chelsea Fringe is getting up to here.

For more information visit the Chelsea Fringe website here.

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