19 Princelet St

19 Princelet St information

Location
London , England
Address
19 Princelet St
E1
Getting there
Tube: Shoreditch High St or Liverpool St
More information
www.19princeletstreet.org.uk
Opening hours
limited
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This unique Huguenot town house was built in 1719 and housed a prosperous family of weavers, before becoming home to waves of immigrants, including Polish, Irish and Jewish families, the last of which built a synagogue in the back garden in 1869.

In keeping with the house’s multicultural past, it’s now home to a museum of immigration and diversity, with carefully considered exhibits aimed at both adults and children. Unfortunately the house is in urgent need of repair and, as such, opens only infrequently (usually no more than a dozen times a year). Check the website for dates. Donations are welcome.