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February 2020

Museum and French Hospital Tour

February 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£12,

Visit the museum and take a behind the scenes tour of The French Hospital, the Huguenot almshouses on Rochester High Street. This is an opportunity to see paintings and objects in The French Hospital that are not on permanent public display. We are always lucky enough to joined after the tour by a resident who shares their fascinating family stories, their Huguenot connections and life inside The French Hospital. Ticket includes refreshments. This event sells out quickly, so we advise…

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Ben Marsh Unravelled Dreams: The Challenges of Growing Silk in New Worlds c.1500-1840

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
£6

University of Kent lecturer Dr Ben Marsh explores the varied efforts to grow silk in Northern Europe and the Americas. In this talk, Dr Marsh will concentrate particularly on attempts to grow silk in England and those involving Huguenot connections, explaining how and why they often failed and examining what these enterprises tell us about the settlers and their communities. Please book online.

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May 2020

Museums at Night

May 14 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£14,

We will open our doors in the evening for a talk as well as the opportunity to taste a selection of South African wines. As part of the national Museums at Night celebration, we will open our doors in the evening. Join us as we explore the connections between Huguenots and South Africa. Although vines had been planted as early as the 1650s by Dutch settlers, the Cape wine farms only took off with arrival of Huguenots. There is also…

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Julian Woodford: The Boss of Bethnal Green

May 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£6

Discover the breathtakingly appalling life of Huguenot descendant Joseph Merceron (1764-1839). Discover the life of Joseph Merceron, gangster and corrupt magistrate, businessman and local politician, with the author of 'The Boss of Bethnal Green', Julian Woodford. Ruling Spitalfields and Bethnal Green for half a century, Merceron gave the East End a lingering reputation for ruthlessness and was recently the villian of the final series of the BBC's Poldark! Please book online.

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June 2020

Museum and French Hospital Tour

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£12,

Visit the museum and take a behind the scenes tour of The French Hospital, the Huguenot almshouses on Rochester High Street. This is an opportunity to see paintings and objects in The French Hospital that are not on permanent public display. We are always lucky enough to joined after the tour by a resident who shares their fascinating family stories, their Huguenot connections and life inside The French Hospital. Ticket includes refreshments. This event sells out quickly, so we advise…

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