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'. The building is only open to the public a few times a year, and the first two openings in 2017 mark Refugee Week and The Great Get Together, in honour of Jo Cox. Explore the tiny east end home in which a group of French immigrants became London citizens and find out more about the aspects of their culture which have influenced the Spitalfields area over the centuries, most notably weaving. Entry is free but donations are welcome.
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Went to see a historic Spitalfields building and came away understanding more about myself, my roots and my place in the World. Simply stunning.
Went to see a historic Spitalfields building and came away understanding more about myself, my roots, and my place in the world. Simply stunning.
wonderful exhibition, gets you thinking about immigration and immigrants. interesting and inspiring. very recommended