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19 Princelet Street opens to the public for a few days only

Posted at 5:00 pm, May 21, 2011 in Arts & Entertainment

19 Princelet Street © PJ SchwartzYou may have sauntered past 19 Princelet Street on your way to Brick Lane and never noticed this unassuming beautiful Grade II* listed building but hidden inside its usually closed doors is a unique London treasure. 19 Princelet Street is the Museum of Immigration and Diversity (aka Museum of Conscience); based in an unrestored 1719 Huguenot silk merchant’s home, it also contains a hidden synagogue. The house tells the story of British immigration, refugees and asylum through temporary exhibitions and the wealth of history seeped into the walls. The fragile building is only open to the public a few times a year (due to lack of funds) so make sure you head down this Sunday (or May 29) to see it.

For info, see 19 Princelet Street Open Days listing.

19 Princelet Street © Matthew Andrews

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