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Huguenot Museum

Kent

Type:Museum

95 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LX

Tel: 01634 789347

Huguenot Museum

About

The Huguenot Museum tells the story of Britain's first refugees: the skills they brought to the UK, their descendants, and relevance to the story of refugees today.

Using the stories behind the artefacts on display the galleries cover the persecution of the Huguenots in France, their arrival in England, the skills and trades they brought with them and the organisations they created. The displays also set the arrival of the Huguenots in the context of the wider history of refugees in Britain.

On the top floor of the museum a vibrant and engaging learning space has been created. Here visitors will be encouraged to continue to explore the Huguenot story, whether through taking part in one of our craft workshops, lectures or demonstrations.

For family historians and researchers the museum has a small archive room. Here researchers will have access to publications and academic articles from the Huguenot Society, normally only available at The National Archives. We also have a state of the art museum store where researchers can call up objects and archives from the museum’s collection to research.

The Huguenot Museum is open Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 5pm on the top two floors of 95 High Street, Rochester, Kent. Entrance is £4 for adults and £3 for concessions and can be validated for 12 months with gift-aid (entrance to the archive room is included in the price).

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£4.00 per ticket
Children under five freeFree
Concession£3.00 per ticket
Family£10.00 per ticket

For 12 months free entry please gift aid your entrance fee

Facilities

Catering

  • On-Site cafe/restaurant - Located beneath the Museum in Rochester Visitor Information Centre

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Toilets - Accessible toilets and baby change also available

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge) - Using public car parks in Rochester

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Approx length of visit - 1-3 hours
  • Delta accepted
  • Diners Club accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 40
  • Min group size - 5
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates - Free guided tour for pre-booked groups
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre - Rochester City Centre
  • Indoor Attraction

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun

TripAdvisor

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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
Open 24 hours: free from 10pm-7am
Number of spaces: 120 Motorcycle spaces: Yes
Disabled spaces: 7 Cost 0-1 hour 70p, 1-2 hours £1.20, 2-4 hours £1.40, Over 4 hours £1.50.

Cathedral Car Park
Northgate, Rochester, Kent ME1 1LX
Open 24 hours: free from 10pm-7am
Number of spaces: 83
Motorcycle spaces: Yes
Disabled spaces: 3 Cost: 0-1 hour 70p, 1-2 hours £1.20, 2-4 hours £1.40, Over 4 hours £1.50.

Corporation Street Car Park
Corporation Street, Rochester, Kent ME1 1NH
Open 24 hours: free from 10pm-7am
Number of spaces: 217
Motorcycle spaces: No
Disabled spaces: 0
Cost: 0-30mins 40p, 30mins-1 hour 70p, 1-2 hours £1.20, 2-4 hours £1.40, 4-6 hours £1.70, 6-8 hours £2.60, Over 8 hours £3.30

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.

Public Transport Directions

Getting here by rail:
The Huguenot Museum’s closest train station is Rochester Station. (It can also be reached from Strood Station). On exiting Rochester Station turn right and follow the High Street. Cross the A2 at the pedestrian crossing and continue up the High Street until you reach the Museum. It is about a 10-15 minute walk from Station to Museum.

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.

Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
DayTimes
Monday - TuesdayClosed*
Wednesday - Saturday10:00 - 17:00*
SundayClosed*
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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