Family History Research

Did you know 1 in 6 English people may be of Huguenot descent? With our Family History service you might just discover heritage you didn’t know about.

You do not need to be an expert on your family tree, we have been able to help people who can only go so far back as far as their grandparents. Any details you can provide are helpful as they help our researchers narrow down their search and make sure they are on the right track. All we need is any information about the person you know furthest back in your family tree, such as their birth, baptism, marriage or death dates. And don’t forget places, where in England were they?

‘Volunteer researcher Alan provided much information about my family and history, identifying family in Norfolk back to the 1600’s not previously known to any of my living relatives.’ Harry Angstrome, Feb 2020, Tripadvisor

The charge for this research is £25 for up to two hours research, though we will discuss the likelihood of Huguenot ancestry with you before taking payment. The cost of your research will go to support the museum as we are a small organisation with no ongoing funding during the enforced closure.

If you would like any more information, please email

Our research is done by experienced and dedicated volunteers but they are not always here so please do not make a special journey without calling us first.