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Norwich Heart, Heritage Economic & Regeneration Trust

The Huguenots in Norwich: A Day at The Guildhall

Saturday 13th June, 10am-4.30pm

Join us at The Guildhall and discover the legacy of the Huguenots, many of whom settled in Norwich in the sixteenth century having fled religious persecution in France.

This event is run in partnership with the Norfolk Record Office and with the help of HEART Volunteers.


Huguenot Family Activities, 10am– 3.30pm

Drop in to this free family event at The Guildhall to discover the fine city's Huguenot heritage. Take part in the hands-on family craft activities and make your own Huguenot clock, and find out about exploring your family history with an exhibition from the Norfolk Record Office. 

This is a free, drop-in event. No booking required. Suitable for both adults and children.


The Huguenot Story, 10am

Delve deeper into the history of the Huguenots in Norwich with this talk by historian Frank Meeres. Who were these families who fled France? What brought them to Norwich, and how does their legacy impact on the city to this day? 

Booking is essential for this event. Tickets cost £5 each. Book using the form below, or via Eventbrite.


In Their Footsteps: A Heritage Walk, 1.30pm and 3.30pm

Join historian Frank Meeres on a walk around the city and witness first-hand the traces our Huguenot ancestors left behind. This hour-long walk starts at The Guildhall and includes a visit to Blackfriar's Hall, both part of the Norwich 12 group of iconic buildings.

1.30-2.30pm and 3.30-4.30pm. Booking is essential. Tickets cost £5 each. Book using the form below, or via Eventbrite.