The Story of an Exhibition – Beginning the Research for Canterbury & Catwalk

Fragment of silk woven by the Duthoit Family, image courtesy of Canterbury Museums

Emily Fuggle, Museum director and curator of our current display Huguenot Silk: Canterbury and Catwalk talks about starting the research for this exhibition: In the 1870s Jonathan Duthoit, who was a director at the French Hospital, donated several items to the hospital. One of these was a firescreen, paneled with eighteenth-century silk from his family’s […]

Scaffolding the past

The Museum’s facade is currently undergoing a revamp, and whilst the front of the building is covered in scaffolding, we’ve delved back in time to discover the history of 95 High Street, Rochester. There is little information about 95 High Street until the Georgian era (1714-1830) when a residential house was constructed. At this time […]

Where did the Huguenots get their name?

Lucy Schofield, who completed a volunteer internship at the Huguenot Museum, looks into the mystery… The question of the origin of the term ‘Huguenot’  is one of the most commonly asked by our visitors, and unfortunately the simple (and boring) answer to the question is ‘we don’t really know’. The term ‘Huguenot’ has been argued over […]

Felt-making Workshop

From hares and bees to sheep and poppies, the felting workshop was a great success on Saturday. Nine lovely ladies spent the afternoon getting to grips with the traditional techniques of felting wool to create some lovely felted art. The instructor Josie Chisholm helped walk them through creating the different levels of wool and building […]

Meet the Team: Vikki Hoggins, Visitor Services Assistant

  Hello, my name is Vikki Hoggins and I am the Visitor Services Assistant here at the Huguenot Museum. I’ve always had a passion for history and studied Archaeology at university. After taking part on a couple of excavations I realised digging wasn’t for me and focused on museum studies. I have previously worked at […]