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Museum and French Hospital Tour – SOLD OUT
May 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm£12
We will run this event in our next programme July- December
Please contact the museum to go on the waiting list for this event or to register your interest for future tours.
Visit the Museum and take a behind the scenes tour of the French Hospital, Huguenot almshouses on Rochester High Street, which are not usually open to the public.
The French Hospital was founded in 1718 in London to support the large numbers of Protestants escaping persecution in France, celebrating its 300th anniversary in 2018. It was one of the earliest institutions to support immigrants in London, and one of the first in Britain to provide sympathetic care for the mentally ill.
The French Hospital moved to Theobald Square in Rochester in 1959. Over the years the original 19 houses were developed to create 60 self-contained flats, still, primarily for people of Huguenot descent in need. 1983 saw the development of the Huguenot Garden, in which flowers and shrubs associated with the Huguenots were planted. Find out more about this fascinating story with Museum Director, Dinah Winch, and a French Hospital Resident, who will share snippets of their own family history as well as giving an insight into the French Hospital.
These tours are always popular so booking is essential: Tickets are £12, please click here to book. Refreshments included
Please note – You do not need to have a pay pal account to buy your ticket online, there is an option to pay by card, if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Huguenot Museum is fully wheelchair accessible but we regret that there is no lift access to some parts of the French Hospital. Please contact the museum on 01634 789347 to discuss access if you have restricted mobility.