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Huguenot Museum

95 High Street | Above Visitor Information Centre, Rochester ME1 1LX, England
+44 1634 789347
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What a brilliant museum!

I really enjoyed this visit and thoroughly recommend it. The staff are lovely and I found the links... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
janet162e12
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London, United Kingdom
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This is a small but excellent museum based in the centre of the historical High street of... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2018
suttszulu
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Essex
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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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"the tourist information office"
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"refugee situation"
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"great insight"
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"in house"
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"english history"
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"high street"
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"little gem"
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"well worth a visit"
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"visiting rochester"
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"gift shop"
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"alan"
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"persecution"
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"ancestors"
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

I really enjoyed this visit and thoroughly recommend it. The staff are lovely and I found the links between the Huguenots' experiences and present day refugees to be very moving, especially as there were a group of young refugees visiting at the time I was...More

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

It's wonderful to know that you enjoyed your visit, interestingly, KRAN, the Refugee group who visited the museum and took part in a printing workshop with us, came back to the museum during Refugee Week this week to see their work on display. We have...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

This is a small but excellent museum based in the centre of the historical High street of Rochester. The admission cost also includes an opportunity of speaking to a volunteer researcher who are both very passionate and informative about the Huguenots history. We took this...More

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

Thank you, it's wonderful to know you made the trip specifically to find out more about your ancestry! Our temporary exhibition also has a variety of prints on display for the Medway Print Festival, adding to our interesting artefacts.

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Nice little museum, upstairs above the Tourist Information Office. Tells the story of the Huguenot's escaping persecution and their settlement in England. Good little gift shop as well. The museum is well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

A small, but well laid out and interesting museum with friendly helpful staff. I returned to consult their in house researcher who was extremely helpful, quick and above all clearly had a passion for what he does. An excellent experience.

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

This museum is close to the cathedral above the tourist information office in the heart of Rochester. It is a gem. It is small, very interesting and concise. The presentation is well thought out.

Thank Robert C
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Huguenot_Museum, Learning and Community Engagement Officer at Huguenot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our museum, I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

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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Huguenot_Museum, Learning and Community Engagement Officer at Huguenot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum, I am glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you back again soon. Our initial search, as part of our admission price has uncovered some fascinating stories, I wonder what our...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2018 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

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

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 9 April 2018

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 11 March 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

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Huguenot_Museum, Learning and Community Engagement Officer at Huguenot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

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 4 March 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

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