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Popped in to this museum with my friend

Wasn't aware of this museum. So glad I visited. It is small but has loads of very interesting facts... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda M
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London, United Kingdom
Great example of what a small museum can do

This fascinating small museum tells the compelling story of the Huguenots - French protestants who... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
AlinaRC
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Hertfordshire
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't aware of this museum. So glad I visited. It is small but has loads of very interesting facts and information. I especially liked the modern information regarding refugees and the present day situations. The volunteers we met were excellent. So interesting to listen to....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Linda M
Huguenot_Museum, Learning and Community Engagement Officer at Huguenot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Linda, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are so glad you enjoyed your visit to us. Our current exhibition, a display of Claudia Clare's ceramic pots, shares another contemporary story. We would love to welcome you back to the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This fascinating small museum tells the compelling story of the Huguenots - French protestants who were forced to leave France to escape religious violence and came to England. It tells how how they arrived with nothing but their skills and worked in weaving, clock making,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank AlinaRC
Huguenot_Museum, Learning and Community Engagement Officer at Huguenot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our museum, what wonderful words. We do hope to welcome you back to the museum again. You can now explore our January - June programme of events on our website, we have a variety of talks, exhibitions,...More

Reviewed 18 November 2018

A little gem in the middle of Rochester High Street. Situated in the Visitor Centre on the 1st floor, the Huguenot subject matter is something of an unknown to most people and we found it very informative and interesting. The staff were very friendly and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Danny C
Huguenot_Museum, Learning and Community Engagement Officer at Huguenot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review Danny, when you visited we had our special display detailing the history of The French Hospital during their 300th anniversary. Our next special display will open 9 Jan - 6 April We hope to welcome you back to our...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018

Good for adults and children. Access by stairs or lift. They have access to extensive records. If you think you have ancestors you can pay for a search. Overall very reasonably priced.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cheryl L
Huguenot_Museum, Learning and Community Engagement Officer at Huguenot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Cheryl, within our programme we also have a variety of events for both adults and children. Some of our family programme includes weaving, creating your own clay pot and even our Kids French Film Club. We hope to see you at the museum...More

Reviewed 18 September 2018

This is a very interesting little museum above the tourist information office in Rochester high street. The rooms are small but have lots of interesting detail. There is also a little video featuring the experiences of various people who have traced their own Huguenot heritage....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Huguenot_Museum, Learning and Community Engagement Officer at Huguenot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2018

Thank you for your review Lisa, I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to us. Our shop is looking fantastic, we do have some beautiful ideas for gifts. We hope to welcome you back to the museum again soon

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

We have been researching my wife’s ancestry for sometime and we came across the Hugeonot Museum in Rochester. We have learnt a lot well worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

Seemed not fully finished as lots of Ikea boxes around and path closed Helpful guides modern museam --looked well set outMore

Date of experience: August 2018
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Huguenot_Museum, Learning and Community Engagement Officer at Huguenot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2018

Really glad you enjoyed your visit, the development on the ground floor is going to be a new cafe, hence the ikea boxes. The path towards the visitor centre is open as usual, it is only the side access to the cafe that is currently...More

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Huguenot_Museum, Learning and Community Engagement Officer at Huguenot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

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

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Huguenot_Museum, Learning and Community Engagement Officer at Huguenot Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

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.

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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Tina A
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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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