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August 2019

Family Yoga

August 30 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£3 – £5

A fun class for all family with lots of stretching and relaxation. All classes are 45 minutes on Thursdays and Fridays at 4pm, and Saturdays at 10:15am, 11:15am and 12:15pm. Suitable for nursery and primary school age children @ Learning Space. These classes are run by Tatty Bumpkin, so all inquiries and reservations can go straight to rochester@tattybumpkin.com You can pay as you go depending on availability, but we recommend you book/pay in advance! £3 first class. £5 drop in.…

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Family Yoga

August 31 @ 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£3 – £5

A fun class for all family with lots of stretching and relaxation. All classes are 45 minutes on Thursdays and Fridays at 4pm, and Saturdays at 10:15am, 11:15am and 12:15pm. Suitable for nursery and primary school age children @ Learning Space. These classes are run by Tatty Bumpkin, so all inquiries and reservations can go straight to rochester@tattybumpkin.com You can pay as you go depending on availability, but we recommend you book/pay in advance! £3 first class. £5 drop in.…

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September 2019

Storytime

September 5 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£2

Bring your under 5s along every Thursday morning to have fun with toys, games, music and more as we bring stories to life. Squash, milk and play mats available - and tea for the grownups! £2, additional children 50p each, adults FREE

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Guided Walk of Rochester High Street

September 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£10

What have the French have done for us? Rochester’s French Connection Join Geoff Rambler on one of his extremely popular 90-minute walks of Rochester’s High Street. Explore how our relationship with the French – collaborative & competitive, friendly & hostile – has shaped Rochester. Geoff, who has led over 1000 miles of walks, will share the fascinating history of Rochester, highlighting that for over a thousand years our cultures and history have been connected – and probably nowhere more than Rochester…

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Heritage Open Day

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
Free

Explore the Museum and discover the story of the Huguenots as part of this free national festival. Did you know that one in six English people may be descended from Huguenots? Our volunteers will be on hand to talk about our family history research service, though please note that it will be a very busy day so we are unlikely to be able to do any research on the day. Our sister charity, The French Hospital will also be open,…

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Lace-Making Demo in Rochester Art Gallery

September 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
free

Pop in to Rochester Art Gallery for a free lace-making demo by Hannah Robson surrounded by her exhibition 'Bizarre and Curious Silks.' In her work, Hannah explores the effects of light and shadow in two and three dimensions. She combines weaving with techniques borrowed from lace making, using metallic threads. Interested in the spatial qualities of textiles, she incorporates sculptural elements into her fabrics to create technically ambitious surfaces. In this demo, Hannah will be developing one piece of work…

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Lace-Making Workshop – SOLD OUT

September 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
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£35

Hannah Robson's exhibition Bizarre and Curious Silks includes work which incorporates lace making in an innovative and contemporary way. Learn basic lace-making techniques to begin to create your own sculptural piece inspired by Hannah Robson’s designs. You will have the opportunity to use metal threads as well as other materials. Hannah will provide basic and more complicated options to help you progress. All materials provided, no previous experience necessary. Ticket includes entrance to the galleries & refreshments. Please click here…

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Story time – CANCELLED

September 19 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am

Unfortunately this session is cancelled but we will resume as normal from next week. Join us on Thursday mornings for stories, games, music and craft. Relax and enjoy as we bring stories to life each week. £2, 50p for additional children Squash, biscuits tea and coffee all included    

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SOLD OUT Museum and French Hospital Tour

September 27 @ 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, Huguenot almshouses on Rochester High Street, which are not usually open to the public. Explore the Huguenots’ Garden and have a special talk from one of the residents of The French Hospital. This event is usually sold out, so we do advise early booking! Please click here to book

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Inktober Illustration Workshop

September 28 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
including refreshments

Inktober, an illustration a day for the month of October! Our starting point for this workshop was the beautiful 18th and 19th century signatures from documents in our collection, which adorn the walls in our galleries. Join the internationally recognised creative designer Nick Stewart and discover the unique quality of fountain pen ink as a medium, not only for calligraphy but illustration. Learn new techniques which will enrich your illustration skills and help develop your creative identity. All materials are provided, Nick…

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October 2019

Platforma Festival Event – Building Partnerships

October 11 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom

How can museums and heritage organisations engage sustainably with refugees and migrants? With special guests, Multaka Oxford Presented by Counterpoints Arts, the Migration Museum Project and the Huguenot Museum as part of the 5th Platforma Festival 12-1: Huguenot Museum tour 1pm: Seminar Including: Emily Miller (Migration Museum Project) – the national context for the museum & heritage sector in relation to refugees and migration. Huguenot Museum: their approach to working with local organisations and people from refugee backgrounds, and the questions and challenges…

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Sonia Velton: In Conversation – CANCELLED

October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£8

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED. We are very sorry for any inconvenience and will refund ticket holders in full. Sonia Velton will discuss how the world of 18th-century Huguenot silk weavers inspired her novel, Blackberry & Wild Rose. In conversation with Museum Director, Dinah Winch, they will explore the craft of writing a historical novel and how a novelist draws engaging stories & characters from the past. This event marks the paperback launch of Blackberry & Wild Rose. Ticket includes museum…

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Kids Film Club

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£3.50

Mirai A pampered young boy has trouble coming to terms with the arrival of his baby sister, until he encounters a magical garden which allows him to travel through time and space. He meets his relatives from different eras, and gains a new perspective, helping him to become the big brother he needs to be, in this heartfelt, kaleidoscopic anime.Toys and play mats available for the little ones. Please click here to book Film is in English. Rated U.

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October Half Term

October 24 @ 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£3

Create your own tile design! Get inspired by the incredible designs of Huguenot descendant William de Morgan, and draw your designs on a blank ceramic tile. Why not come with a group of friends and create a collaborative tile panel? This is a drop-in activity so pop in throughout the day. 11:45am-3:00pm   £3 per child or free with a family day ticket* *Our family day ticket is valid for the day of purchase and entitles a family (2 adults…

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Shadow Puppets Family Workshop

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom

Join us as we work with 51zero - the Film, Video and Digital Arts Festival for a creative workshop using shadow puppets to explore tales of journeys and migration. No need to book just pop in between 10am & 1pm. 51zero will lead you on a workshop exploring historical journeys as well as recent accounts from refugees and even stories of migration from animals around the world! Create your own shadow puppets to explore these themes through animation! Take your…

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Guided Walk of Rochester High Street with Geoff Rambler

October 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£10

What have the French have done for us? Rochester’s French Connection Join Geoff Rambler on this 90-minute walk of Rochester’s High Street. Explore how our relationship with the French – collaborative & competitive, friendly & hostile – has shaped Rochester. Geoff, who has led over 1000 miles of walks, will share the fascinating history of Rochester, highlighting that for over a thousand years our cultures and history have been connected – and probably nowhere more than Rochester which partly owes its…

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November 2019

Museum and French Hospital Tour

November 19 @ 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, Huguenot almshouses on Rochester High Street, which are not usually open to the public. Explore the Huguenots’ Garden and have a special talk from one of the residents of The French Hospital. This event is usually sold out, so we do advise early booking! Please click here to book

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Free entry for National Lottery Players #ThanksToYou

November 23 @ 10:00 am - November 30 @ 5:00 pm

Free entry for Nation Lottery players #ThanksToYou

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December 2019

Christmas Craft

December 7 @ 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£3

Celebrate St Nicholas Day! Did you know that the Georgians gave token gifts to each other to signify the beginning of the festive celebrations on 6th December? Make your own token by decorating a gingerbread man and creating a felt bag to put him in. This is a drop-in event so pop in throughout the day 11.45am-3.00pm £3 per child or free with a family day ticket* *Our family day ticket is valid for the day of purchase and entitles…

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Film Night: Umbrellas of Cherbourg

December 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£4.50 – £7.00

Doors open at 6:45pm for refreshments and to view the galleries and shop. This visually intoxicating musical masterpiece of French New Wave cinema, in which every line is sung, pays homage to the great Hollywood musical tradition. A young woman, separated from her lover by war, faces a life-altering decision. Please click here to book Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 1964 Cannes Film Festival. In association with Rochester Film Society. Did you know Rochester Film Society runs Rochester…

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