Archive Room

The archive room is available to study our documents or to look into your family history.

We have a growing collection of manuscripts and books which can be consulted in our archive room as well as a number of online family history resources available to use. You will be required to sign in and work only in pencil if making notes. Let us know in advance the areas you are researching and we will call items up from our store. The archive room can also be used to study objects from our collection in more detail.

If you are interested in finding out whether you have Huguenot heritage, the museum offers a Family History research service. For the price of admission to the museum, we offer a preliminary check to look into whether you might have Huguenot heritage. If you wish to pursue the research further, the basic charge is £15 but please discuss your research needs with us and we can assist you accordingly.

If you would like any more information, please email or call on 01634 789 347.

The Huguenot Library was formed from the collections of the Huguenot Society and French Hospital and contains the most complete body of Huguenot Literature in the country. It is currently house at The National Archives in Kew. Please contact their Librarian for details:

If you are visiting Kent and have an interest in the history of the Huguenots why not also take a trip to the French Chapel in Canterbury Cathedral?