D id you know that one in six English people may be descended from Huguenot refugees? The Huguenots were Protestants who fled persecution in France from the 1500s to the early 1700s, and more than 50,000 settled in Britain.
The Huguenot Museum in Rochester celebrates their history, and particularly their exceptional creative and artistic skills, with displays including silverware, silks and portraits.
It can also help you discover if you have Huguenot ancestors yourself. A dedicated team of volunteers is experienced in researching genealogical sources and the records of historic Huguenot communities to help you find Huguenot ancestor
15 May: Historian Sara Pennell reveals the Huguenot impact on dining
17 May: Tour of The French Hospital
8 June: Zara Anishanslin on silk designer Anna Maria Garthwaite
The World of Huguenot Herbs Workshop
18 and 25 May and 1 June
Explore the world of herbs and make beautiful artworks, including a recipe card and a watercolour painting, with botanical artist Edwina Finn
Printing for Refugee Week
with Rachel Moore
22 June: Workshops every hour from 10am-2pm
Temporary display: Bizarre and Curious Silks
4 July-21 September
This joint exhibition, in partnership with Rochester Art Gallery, will present work by exciting textile artist Hannah Robson, inspired by the textile heritage of the Huguenots, incorporating designs and techniques from Huguenot traditions into her work
Charges apply for all talks and workshops. Find full details on the website