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Huguenot Museum

95 High Street | Above Visitor Information Centre, Rochester ME1 1LX, England
+44 1634 789347
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really interesting

this is not a huge place, but lots of interesting information. you can ask for a quick ancestry... read more

Reviewed yesterday
pamanne2018
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Chatham, United Kingdom
Rather overpriced

Unfortunately I was underwhelmed by the lack of exhibits in this museum. It cost too much (in my... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
juliaandadam123
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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95 High Street | Above Visitor Information Centre, Rochester ME1 1LX, England
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+44 1634 789347
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"family history"
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"helpful staff"
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"the tourist information centre"
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"british society"
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"refugee situation"
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"great insight"
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"an eye opener"
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"small charge"
in 2 reviews
"english history"
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"little gem"
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"high street"
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"well worth a visit"
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"visiting rochester"
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"alan"
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"ancestors"
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"refugees"
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"persecution"
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Reviewed yesterday

this is not a huge place, but lots of interesting information. you can ask for a quick ancestry check to see if you may have Huguenots in your family, as they are very interested in finding more. children can try on the clothes that would...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately I was underwhelmed by the lack of exhibits in this museum. It cost too much (in my opinion) for what it offered too. I’ve visited other similar sized museums and they’re free. I don’t believe this should be free (obviously everywhere needs money for...More

Thank juliaandadam123
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Museum is situated in an impressive building in the centre of Rochester, which also houses the tourist information office and an art gallery and café. The actual Huguenot Museum is on the fist and second floor. It is beautifully and lovingly presented and houses...More

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Huguenot_Museum, Learning and Community Engagement Officer at Huguenot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our museum, I am so glad you enjoyed your visit, a thorough research afternoon! We have had lots of children taking part in our Easter Trail, searching the museum for eggs using clues, I'm glad...More

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Reviewed March 11, 2018

I visited the museum on my own, and found it really interesting: I was impressed with the displays and information, also activities for children. It's easy to find, being situated over the Visitor Information Centre. After my visit I found out that we have Hugueonots...More

Thank Daph22_12
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Huguenot_Museum, Learning and Community Engagement Officer at Huguenot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good morning, Thank you for taking the time to review our museum, so glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you at the museum again soon!

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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Did you know that the Huguenots were the first mass group of refugees to Britain? Or that one in six people in the UK have a Huguenot ancestry? If you ever visit Rochester, then a visit to the Huguenot Museum is a must. The museum...More

Thank BrightonSteph
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Huguenot_Museum, Learning and Community Engagement Officer at Huguenot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and that you were able to trace your family history. Wonderful news that your visit helped you discover this! We are very lucky to have such a dedicated team of volunteers, thank you for taking...More

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Reviewed February 24, 2018

The aims and aspirations are undoubtedly good but it falls down in the execution thereof. The entry is £4 and for that there are some 3 small rooms to see. Most consist of information panels that were not entirely accurate. There were a few artefacts...More

Thank Borderer12
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Huguenot_Museum, Learning and Community Engagement Officer at Huguenot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

Thank you very much for taking the trouble to leave us a review. We are sorry you were disappointed with your experience. If you discovered any inaccuracies I’d be grateful if you could email us directly . The stories that we can tell depend on...More

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Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

I love my new town, and I like my museums. But this was dreadful. I did not know there was a charge until I got upstairs . There is 1 room. I should have asked for a refund. This was bad.More

Thank David O
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Huguenot_Museum, Learning and Community Engagement Officer at Huguenot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to review our museum and we are very sorry you were disappointed with your visit. As an independent charity, we rely on an admission charge to keep our doors open to visitors and we do have a...More

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Reviewed February 5, 2018

An excellent history of the Huguenots in England and a timely reminder of the benefits of welcoming refugees from persecution into our country. Extremely family friendly with changing facilities and dressing up opportunities for children.

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Huguenot_Museum, Learning and Community Engagement Officer at Huguenot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

Thank you for your review Sandra, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed January 28, 2018

First visit to this museum, and very impressed with the standard of information and its presentation. The museum is at first-floor level, and is open when other local attractions such as the Historic Dockyard at Chatham are closed for the winter. The history of French...More

Thank Mike S
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Huguenot_Museum, Learning and Community Engagement Officer at Huguenot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

Hi Mike, Thank you so much for taking the time to review our museum, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Our website and leaflet also detail upcoming talks and workshops within our museum, as well as family activities taking place throughout the holidays....More

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Reviewed January 25, 2018

We were just passing and went in, to an amazing experience learning about the Huguenot`s. The museum was well laid.

Thank Derrick M
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Huguenot_Museum, Learning and Community Engagement Officer at Huguenot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

We are so glad you popped in! We look forward to seeing you again soon

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Tina A
April 6, 2017|
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Response from Huguenot_Museum | Property representative |
Hello! Yes there is a small charge for the Huguenot Museum as we are an independent charity. Adults are £4.00, concessions £3.00 and family tickets are £10.00. Visitors can gift aid their tickets which gives them entry for a... More
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