19 Princelet Street

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19 Princelet Street
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Housed in a Grade II* listed building, an unrestored 1719 Huguenot silk merchant’s home which also contains a concealed synagogue dating from 1869, 19 Princelet Street (also known as the Museum of Immigration and Diversity) is London’s ‘museum of conscience’. ‘Leave to Remain’ is an exhibition of work looking at asylum in Britain, by three contemporary refugee artists. The museum is family-friendly and provides an activity trail for children. ‘Suitcases and Sanctuary’, an exhibition made by children, explores the refugee experience in Spitalfields, from French Huguenot, Irish, Jewish, Afro-Caribbean, Somali and Bangladeshi viewpoints. 19 Princelet Street is only open to the public a few times a year, although it’s sometimes possible to arrange group visits one month in advance.


Venue name: 19 Princelet Street
E1 6QH
Transport: Tube: Liverpool St
Price: Donations encouraged
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  • Sunday June 25 2017 Free

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Euan F

It's not open very often, but if you get the chance to visit here for anything, jump at it. In this era of corporate sanitisation, it's amazing to have such an unreconstructed slice of old London extant in the middle of the city.