Please note: In line with government advice we are now closed. But we are continuing to operate behind the scenes and our family history service continues by email thanks to our fantastic volunteers.
The Huguenot Museum is located in the heart of historic Rochester in Kent. We are open Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm and Bank Holiday Mondays from 11am to 4pm and we are easily accessed by road, rail, bus or foot. Last entry is 45 minutes prior to museum closing.
Our opening hours are
Wednesday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm. Last entrance is 4.15pm.
Bank Holiday Mondays: 11am – 4pm. Last entrance is 3:15pm.
Closed Sunday – Tuesday
- Good Friday (10 April) 11am – 4pm
- Easter Saturday (11 April) 10am – 5pm
- Easter Sunday (12 April) Closed
- Easter Monday (13 April) 11am – 4pm
Children 6-18: £1
Under 5s: Free
Your ticket lasts for 12 months and you can return as often as you like!
Art Fund: 50% off ticket prices (On presentation of card)
Museum Association: Free (On presentation of card)
Family Day Ticket: £10 : This ticket is valid for the day of purchase and entitles a family (2 adults / 2 children or 1 adult / 3 children) to unlimited access to the museum and free admission to any of the family activities occurring on that day. This can only be purchased from the Museum and cannot be pre-booked.
If you gift aid your ticket we receive an extra 25% income at no extra cost to you.
For the price of your entrance ticket, we offer a preliminary check into your family history to see if you may be of Huguenot descent. If you are interested in pursuing your family history further, please take a look at our Family History Service here. Please note that our researchers are all volunteers and are not always here. If you are making a special journey please phone us first.
How to get here:
You can get to us by Road, Rail, Bus or on Foot.
The Huguenot Museum is located above the Visitor Information Centre at 95 High Street Rochester. We have a coach drop off/pick up point at the rear of the Museum on Corporation Street (A2).
Getting here by road:
Use postcode ME1 1LX on your sat nav or follow the directions below.
There are a number of sign posted car parks in Rochester, these are the closest:
Blue Boar Lane Car Park
Blue Boar Lane, Rochester, Kent ME1 1PD
Number of spaces: 120
Motorcycle spaces: Yes
Disabled spaces: 7
Cost 0-1 hour £1.00, 1-2 hours £1.50, 2-4 hours £2.50, 5 hours £3.00.
Cathedral Car Park
Northgate, Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX
Number of spaces: 83
Motorcycle spaces: Yes
Disabled spaces: 3
Cost: 0-1 hour £1.00, 1-2 hours £1.50, 2-4 hours £2.50, 5 hours £3.50.
Railway Station Car Park
Corporation Street, Rochester, Kent ME1 1NH
Number of spaces: 109
Motorcycle spaces: No
Disabled spaces: 0
Cost: 0-1 hour £1.00, 1-2 hours £1.50, 2-4 hours £2.50, 5 hours £3.00.
Rochester Riverside Multi Storey Car Park
Corys Road, Rochester, Kent ME1 1NH (Via Gas Works Lane)
Number of spaces: 302
Motorcycle spaces: Yes
Disabled spaces: 18
Cost: 0-1 hour £1.00, 1-2 hours £1.50, 2-3 hours £2.00, 3-5 hours £2.50, 5 hours+ £6.00
From the North/A2: Keep on A2, southbound, following signs for ‘Rochester A2’. On exiting M2 stay in right hand land signed ‘Rochester, Strood, A2’. Continue along A2 through Strood and over Rochester Bridge. Follow signs for car parks.
From the South/A2: Follow A2 through Medway Towns following signposts for Rochester. Once in Rochester follow signs for public car parks.
From the West/Maidstone: Follow Maidstone Road into Rochester town. Once here join the A2 and follow as above.
From the West/A228: Follow A228 into Strood, then follow signs to Rochester. Once over Rochester Bridge follow signs for car parks.
Getting here by rail:
Rochester’s brand new train station opened in December 2015 and is directly opposite the Huguenot Museum. On exiting the station cross the A2 and enter the rear of the Visitor Information Centre. There are pedestrian crossings to the left and the right of the station.
Getting here by bus:
The bus provider for Rochester is Arriva buses: http://www.arrivabus.co.uk/ a number of bus routes regularly stop in Rochester. Please use their website or call 0871 200 22 33 to find the best service for your group.
Getting here on foot:
The Huguenot Museum is located in the centre of Rochester High Street, in the same building as the Visitor Information Centre. Follow pedestrian signs for Rochester High Street and the Visitor Information Centre.
Address and contact information:
95 High Street