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October 2019

Shadow Puppets Family Workshop

October 25, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 10:00 am - November 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Free entry for Nation Lottery players #ThanksToYou

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December 2019

Christmas Craft

December 7, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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February 2020

Museum and French Hospital Tour

February 7 @ 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, the Huguenot almshouses on Rochester High Street. This is an opportunity to see paintings and objects in The French Hospital that are not on permanent public display. We are always lucky enough to joined after the tour by a resident who shares their fascinating family stories, their Huguenot connections and life inside The French Hospital. Ticket includes refreshments. This event sells out quickly, so we advise…

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February Half Term: Felt Making

February 20 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£3

Learn a new skill with this fun craft activity and make your own felt to take home at the end. The Huguenots created felt from wool for many different purposes. Join us and create your own felt from scratch using a range of different wools. Layer each strand and build a picture of your own. Suitable for all ages. £3 per child or free with a family ticket. Drop in session, no need to book!

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February Half Term: Fabulous Felt Making

February 21 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£3

Learn a new skill with this fun craft activity and make your own felt to take home at the end. The Huguenots created felt from wool and used it for lots of different things! Join us and create your own felt from scratch using a range of different wools. Layer each strand and build a beautiful picture of your own. Suitable for all ages. £3 per child or free with a family ticket. Drop in session, no need to book!

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Ben Marsh, Unravelled Dreams: The Challenges of Growing Silk in New Worlds c.1500-1840

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
£6

Join us for a fascinating talk with Dr Ben Marsh from the University of Kent on attempts to grow silk in the Americas and England. One of the greatest hopes of early colonialism was that Atlantic settlers would be able to locate new sources of raw silk to satisfy the boundless desire for luxurious fabrics in European markets. Dr Marsh will explore these enterprises in America and England focusing  particularly on England and those involving Huguenot connections, explaining how and…

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April 2020

Kids Film Club: A Minuscule Adventure – Cancelled

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom

Please note this event has been cancelled due to the government advice regarding the Coronavirus. Apologies for any inconvenience. Watch the adventures of a lost young ladybird and the dedicated father who sets off to find him in this delightful film. This gorgeously animated, dialogue-free animation follows the adventure of a young ladybird, accidentally bound for the Caribbean, and his father who sets out to rescue him and return him home with the help of a friendly ant and an…

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Cancelled – Easter Activities: Create your own Fabergé egg

April 9 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£3

This event is cancelled, apologies for any inconvenience. Have fun and get crafty and create your own Easter egg to take home. Did you know the famous Fabergé family were Huguenot descendants? They created beautiful and intricate designs which all tell their own story. Create your own beautiful Easter egg in this drop-in workshop. Suitable for all ages. £3 per child or free with a family ticket. No need to book!

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Cancelled – Easter Activities: Create your own Fabergé egg

April 16 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£3

This event is cancelled, apologies for any inconvenience. Have fun and get crafty and create your own Easter egg to take home. Did you know the famous Fabergé family were Huguenot descendants? They created beautiful and intricate designs which all tell their own story. Create your own beautiful Easter egg in this drop-in workshop. Suitable for all ages. £3 per child or free with a  family ticket. No need to book!

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Postponed – Museum and French Hospital Tour

April 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£12,

This event is postponed until it is safe to do so. If you would like a refund please contact info@huguenotmuseum.org, or we will put you on a priority list for when we are able to start the tours again. Visit the museum and take a behind the scenes tour of The French Hospital, the Huguenot almshouses on Rochester High Street. This is an opportunity to see paintings and objects in The French Hospital that are not on permanent public display.…

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May 2020

Postponed – Museums at Night

May 14 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£14,

This event is postponed until it is safe to do so. If you would like a refund please contact info@huguenotmuseum.org, or we will put you on a priority list for when we are able to start the talks again. We will open our doors in the evening for a talk as well as the opportunity to taste a selection of South African wines. As part of the national Museums at Night celebration, we will open our doors in the evening.…

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Postponed – Drypoint Etching with Heather Haythornthwaite

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£50

This event is postponed until it is safe to do so. If you would like a refund please contact info@huguenotmuseum.org, or we will put you on a priority list for when we are able to start the workshops again. Hablot Knight Browne better known as Phiz  illustrated some of Dickens' most famous work, with expressive pen and ink drawings that were engraved and then printed. In this workshop you will have the chance to consider the importance of these images…

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Postponed – Julian Woodford: The Boss of Bethnal Green

May 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£6

This event is postponed until it is safe to do so. If you would like a refund please contact info@huguenotmuseum.org, or we will put you on a priority list for when we are able to start the talks again. Discover the breathtakingly appalling life of Huguenot descendant Joseph Merceron (1764-1839). Discover the life of Joseph Merceron, gangster and corrupt magistrate, businessman and local politician, with the author of 'The Boss of Bethnal Green', Julian Woodford. Ruling Spitalfields and Bethnal Green…

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Cancelled – May Half Term: Family Coat of Arms Workshop

May 28 @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
£3

This event is cancelled, apologies for any inconvenience. Create your own Coat of Arms in this fun family workshop. Many Huguenot families ad a Coat of Arms, delve into the world of heraldry and create your own using different materials. Design and decorate with symbols, shapes and colours which have a meaning for you! £3 per child or free with a family ticket. No need to book!

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June 2020

Cancelled – Film Night: Delicatessen

June 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£7

This event is cancelled. If you would like a refund please contact info@huguenotmuseum.org. Join us for a 1991 French, post-apocalyptic, black comedy film directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro. Crazily inventive, visually extravagant, hilariously funny tale set in a post-apocalyptic burnt-out city where an ex-circus performer arrives looking for work and ends up becoming the next potential dish of the day of the resourceful local butcher. £7 Adult, £ 4.50 concession Refreshments and an opportunity to view the galleries…

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Postponed – Museum and French Hospital Tour

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Huguenot Museum, 95 High Street
Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX United Kingdom
£12,

This event is postponed until it is safe to do so. If you would like a refund please contact info@huguenotmuseum.org, or we will put you on a priority list for when we are able to start the tours again. Visit the museum and take a behind the scenes tour of The French Hospital, the Huguenot almshouses on Rochester High Street. This is an opportunity to see paintings and objects in The French Hospital that are not on permanent public display.…

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