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May 2019

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…

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The World of Huguenot Herbs

May 18 @ 10:00 am - June 1 @ 1:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£75

Saturday 18 & 25 May, 1 June £30, incl. refreshments per session or £75 for all 3 sessions Explore the relationship between culinary herbs beloved by the Huguenots and the therapeutic properties of medicinal herbs in art, with botanical artist Edwina Finn. In each workshop there will be a different focus inspired by the Huguenots. 18 May: Create a recipe card, illustrated with watercolour ink Explore the possibilities of watercolour ink using culinary herbs as inspiration create a unique illustrated recipe…

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Film Night: Diva

May 28 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£7.00

Doors open at 6.45pm for refreshments and to view the galleries and shop. Join us for our partnership screening of a French classic, in association with Rochester Film Society www.rochesterfilmsociety.co.uk. Two tapes, two Parisian mob killers, one corrupt policeman, an opera fan, a teenage thief, and the coolest philosopher ever filmed. All these characters twist their way through an intricate and stylish French language thriller, from the acclaimed director of Betty Blue. Please click here to book Concession tickets are…

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May Half Term Weaving and Stitching Workshop

May 31 @ 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£3

Join weaver Ann Bowdler for another fantastic workshop. Try a variety of weaving techniques including paper weaving, along with simple stitching activities inspired by Huguenot designs.   No need to book just drop in throughout the day £3 per child or free with our family day ticket £10: Our family day ticket entitles 1 adult and 3 children or 2 adults and 2 children unlimited access to the galleries as well as any craft activities happening on that day

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June 2019

Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Talk by Zara Anishanslin

June 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
£8.00

Portrait of a Woman in Silk: Spitalfields Designer Anna Maria Garthwaite Enigmatic Anna Maria Garthwaite (1688-1763) was one of early modern Britain’s few women silk designers. She also was one of its most prolific. A clergyman’s daughter with family connections to the Royal Society of London and Chelsea Physic Garden and a large number of Huguenot clients and friends, she had intimate ties to global natural history networks that found aesthetic expression in her design work. Her popular designs both…

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Storytime – cancelled

June 13 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£2

A calm and relaxing environment for your under 5's to play and learn in.  Storytime is held every Thursday morning and is a great way to socialise and play. Included are toys, games, play mats, storybooks, music as well as free tea, coffee, juice, water, milk and biscuits. Each week hosts a different crafting activity to get the creative juices flowing, for example finger puppet making, tea stain colouring and collaging with different craft materials. Age ranges: 0 - 5…

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Extremes of poverty and wealth among Huguenot Refugees: Talk by Robin Gwynn

June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom

Eminent historian of the Huguenots in Britain, Robin Gywnn, explores the wealth of a few refugees, and the dire poverty of many others. Extremes of wealth had consequences for the refugees themselves but also for their new country – and for those researching their Huguenot ancestors. While the French Protestant immigrants who headed for England in Louis XIV’s reign may have shared religious belief, they were far from one uniform group of people. In economic terms, the large majority of refugees…

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Storytime

June 20 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£2

A calm and relaxing environment for your under 5's to play and learn in.  Storytime is held every Thursday morning and is a great way to socialise and play. Included are toys, games, play mats, storybooks, music as well as free tea, coffee, juice, water, milk and biscuits. Each week hosts a different crafting activity to get the creative juices flowing, for example finger puppet making, tea stain colouring and collaging with different craft materials. Age ranges: 0 - 5…

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Phosphoros Theatre: Pizza Shop Heroes

June 20 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom

As part of Refugee Week we are delighted to be joined by Phosphoros Theatre who will be performing their latest production 'Pizza Shop Heroes' Shortlisted for the Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award 2016, this unique emerging company stars four refugee young men who made the arduous journey to the UK on their own as children from Afghanistan, Eritrea and Albania. They have told their ‘stories’ repeatedly to the Home Office as part of seeking asylum and it is the desire…

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Medway Print Festival in Refugee Week

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£4.00

With Rachel Moore from iprintedthat Workshops every hour from 10.00am-2.00pm Booking is advised as there are limited spaces, although it may be possible to drop in on the day Please follow the links to book: 10:00am-11:00am 11:30am-12:30pm 1:00pm-2:00pm All ages welcome! Come and try out Gelli printing, use stamps, stencils and cut outs to create your one-off print. We’re going to explore the theme of “I would save…” Imagine you have to suddenly leave your home – what would you take…

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Guided Walk of Rochester High Street – SOLD OUT

June 29 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£10

Please call us if you are interested in this event as we are planning future Guided Walks in our July - December programme. 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…

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July 2019

Medway Open Studios

July 6 @ 10:00 am - July 13 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for 2019's Medway Open Studios! Using our handling collection, which is not usually on display, sketch, create and write to bring each object to life. We have a variety of objects, some are replicas of collection items and others add to the stories we tell in our galleries. Be inspired and take part in some of our 'challenge cards' Visit us during our opening times Wednesday - Saturday 10am -5pm Usual Museum admission applies, your ticket lasts for…

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Museum and French Hospital Tour

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
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£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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Two-Day Weaving Workshop

July 19 @ 10:00 am - July 20 @ 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£120

Learn an ancient weaving technique favoured by Huguenot weavers with our exhibiting artist Hannah Robson. Hannah will guide you through this two-day workshop to create a sample piece of weaving. The Lampas method is ideal for creating more complex figuring and pattern in weaving. This workshop is suitable for those with some weaving experience wishing to extend their knowledge and skills. You may be able to bring your own loom to this workshop - please ask us for more details…

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Collage and Weave

July 27 @ 11:45 am - 3:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£3

Make a paper weaving using strips of collaged materials inspired by our Bizarre and Curious Silks exhibition. Experiment with a range of materials to create your collage, with artist Lydia Brockless, who has developed this workshop specially in line with the exhibition! This is a drop-in activity so pop in throughout the day! 11:45am-3:00pm Lydia is running another session on Thursday 22 August if you cannot attend this one.  £3 per child or free with a family day ticket* *Our…

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August 2019

Stitch Sketch Workshop – SOLD OUT

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£50

Explore creative ways of developing ideas through mixed media with artist Cas Holmes. Use a range of techniques including dyeing and staining pages, drawing with found objects, stitching and layering to open up the thought processes to the creation of your own work. Over the session you will select images, photocopies and details of old work, textures of interest to work with. This could be on any theme, nature, the world around us, family or even something which makes you…

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Storytime

August 15 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
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£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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Family Yoga

August 15 @ 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. (No class on Sat 10th Aug and Thurs 22 Aug). 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…

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Family Yoga

August 16 @ 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. (No class on Sat 10th Aug and Thurs 22 Aug). 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…

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Family Yoga

August 17 @ 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. (No class on Sat 10th Aug and Thurs 22 Aug). 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…

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