While the museum is closed you can continue to support us by shopping our wide range of Huguenot inspired gifts.
Below is a selection of some of our beautiful range of products, for more information on the items we stock please look at our instagram page here.
To place an order please email firstname.lastname@example.org (this excludes The French Hospital in England book which can be purchased through our website below).
Please note prices do not include postage and packaging, for combined postage please contact us.
Books – Non-fiction & Fiction
Tracing Your Huguenot Ancestors: A Guide for Family Historians – Kathy Chater
£12.50 (P&P not included)
If you are embarking on your Huguenot family history this is the book you need to guide you. It is also one of the best outlines of the story of the Huguenots in Britain so you will find it interesting even if you are not doing ancestry research.
Huguenot Heritage : The History and Contribution of the Huguenots in Britain – Robin Gwynn
£22.50 (P&P not included)
Revised 2nd edition 2001. Originally published to great acclaim in 1985 this is the best single volume introduction to the Huguenots in Britain.
The Voice of Nimes: Women, Sex and Marriage in Reformation Languedoc – Suzannah Lipscomb
£30 (P&P not included)
You may be familiar with Suzannah Lipscomb from a variety of TV programmes but this is her area of real expertise. Exploring the archives of court cases she brings Huguenot women to life.
According to Simon Schama she ‘performs that miracle which only the most powerful historians can execute: using a dense archive to reawaken lost lives: the women of 16th century Protestant Nimes. Here they are to the life, body and soul, faith and feeling, morally intense and sensually driven…destined to be a classic of social history.’
The Huguenots of London – Robin Gwynn
£14.95 (P&P not included)
1998, reprinted 2018
Though this book focuses on London it is a good introduction to the story of the Huguenots in England and particularly useful if your ancestors settled in London.
Spitalfields: The History of a Nation in a Handful of Streets – Dan Cruikshank
£12.99 (P&P not included)
‘Two thousand years of English history in one neighbourhood’
Spitalfields has seen many waves of immigration, from the Romans to Bangladeshis in the 20th century. Among them were the thousands of Huguenots who settled there and made and sold silk. The two chapters specifically on the Huguenots are one of the best short introductions to the Huguenots you’ll find.
The Huguenots – Geoffrey Treasure
£14.99 (P&P not included)
A historical account that encompasses the entire Huguenot experience in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century France, from hopeful beginnings and increasing political influence to Catholic reprisals and the repressive edict that forced hundreds of thousands to flee the country.
Galley Slave – Jean Marteilhe
£12.95 (P&P not included)
The classic first-hand account of the experience of a Huguenot galley slave in the eighteenth-century.
The Burning Chambers – Kate Mosse
Hardback £16 / Paperback £8.99 (P&P not included)
£7.99 (P&P not included)
The story of a Huguenot woman caught up in a world of industrial espionage in the early years of English porcelain.
The Silk Weaver - Liz Trenow
£8.99 (P&P not included)
The story of an English woman and a Huguenot silk weaver. Inspired in part by the history of Liz Trenow’s ancestors, the Walters family, who were silk weavers in Spitalfields in the 18th Century.
The Silversmith’s Wife – Sophia Tobin
£8.99 (P&P not included)
A historical thriller based around the death of silversmith Pierre Renard.
Hardback £16.99 / Paperback £8.99 (P&P not included)
Set in Spitalfields in the 18th century, the wife of a master weaver dreams of designing her own silk. Inspired loosely by Anna Maria Garthwaite, who was one of the most important designers working in Spitalfields in the 18th century.
If you have any queries about our stock or are interested in displaying your crafts with us then please email email@example.com or call us on 01634 789347.
Jenny has been marbling for over 12 years. Hand-marbling is a centuries old craft, involving creating a pattern by floating and manipulating inks and carefully applying them to a prepared sheet of paper. Her papers tend to have a more contemporary look to them, with brighter colours and patterns than many more subdued ‘traditional’ marbles. She describes the craft as ‘highly addictive’.
Lynsey Walters designs and makes wearable wool jewellery and hair accessories from her home in Edinburgh. Her work is strongly coloured and has a delightful nostalgic charm inspired by her own vintage collections and quirky sense of humour.
Melanie works with illustration and metal to create vibrant and intensely detailed artworks that reflect her deep love and passion for nature. She starts by creating original, colourful and highly intricate gouache paintings. She then hand prints and coats the metal before it is cut, folded, coaxed, smoothed and transformed into her beautiful brooches.
We held an exhibition featuring internationally-renowned textile artist and designer Margo Selby. This was her first major solo show in the UK and showcased her beautiful hand-woven framed textiles and an archive of her design work which reveals the creative process. We now stock a range of scarves, towels and washbags in our shop.
French Hospital in England
The French Hospital in England by Tessa Murdoch & Randolph Vigne
This first account of the history of The French Hospital and its collections takes the reader through the days of the refuge in the first La Providence, off Old Street, London, through its near-century in the green fields of Hackney, two World Wars, and its expropriation in the overcrowded post-war borough, then an interlude in rural Sussex and the move to Rochester in 1965.
“This richly illustrated account will appeal to a wide audience including social and art historians and all who are interested in Huguenot heritage”.
This first account of the history of The French Hospital and its collections takes the reader through the days of the refuge in the first La Providence, off Old Street, London, through its near-century in the green fields of Hackney, two World Wars, and its expropriation in the overcrowded post-war borough, then an interlude in rural Sussex and the move to Rochester in 1965.The personalities, achievements and the contemporary social scene are brought to life in this 292-year story.
More than a hundred new photographs featuring the museum’s collections of paintings, engravings, silver, furniture and memorabilia provide a unique visual record.
128 pp. ~ 145 illustrations
11 5/8 × 8 5/8 in. (296 × 220 mm).
Paperback edition: £18.50+ £3 postage and packaging (UK)