19 Princelet St

Museum in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

This 1719 Huguenot town house originally 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. The house urgently needs repair and so opens infrequently (usually no more than a dozen times a year); check the website. Donations welcome.

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