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February 2018

Museum and French Hospital Tour

February 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£12.00
The French Hospital

Visit the Museum and take a behind the scenes tour of the French Hospital, the 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, and celebrates its 300th anniversary this year. It was one of the earliest institutions to support immigrants in London, and one of the first in Britain to provide sympathetic care for…

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April 2018

Refugees: Lives in Transition

April 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£8.00

Join Fawzia Nabi-Worsley from Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN) to find out more about the experience of modern refugees escaping war and persecution, seeking a safer life in the UK. KRAN is an independent charity supporting young asylum seekers and refugees, many of whom have come to this county unaccompanied by an adult. Museum Director, Dinah Winch, will introduce the talk with some reflections on the history of the Huguenots, who introduced the word 'refugee' into the English language when…

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