Bolt on Crafts

Make the most of your trip to the Huguenot Museum by adding a bolt on craft! Our bolt on crafts last 45 minutes and can be tailored for all age groups and abilities.

Botanical Drawing
Follow in the footsteps of Huguenot plant hunters and learn how to draw beautiful and technical illustrations of fruits and plants.

Felt Making
The Huguenots were at the forefront of textile making in England. Try your hand at making felt and learn about the changing properties of wool.

Wonderful Weaving
The Huguenots were renowned for their woven silk. Try your hand at weaving and see real examples of Huguenot weaves and patterns from the 18th and 19th century.

Colour and Pattern 

Explore texture and pattern. Create a unique piece inspired by our collections.

French Knitting
Have a go at this traditional craft and make a bracelet. It’s loom bands, 18th century style!

Family Crest Workshop
Many of the Huguenot families had a crest to represent their name. Have a go at making a family crest for your surname.

Marvellous Medicines
The Royal Society of Apothecaries was founded by a Huguenot. Follow in their footsteps by making your own marvellous medicine.

All our bolt on crafts may also be run as outreach sessions. If you are interested in outreach sessions do also take a look at our museum workshops and our Arts Awards  as these can also be offered as outreach. Call 01634 789347 or email to discuss your requirements.


Examples from our Colour and Pattern workshop with Rochester Independent College