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Eric Albert - 22 January 2004

The article as it appeared in the newspaper.

LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT: THE MUSEUM OF IMMIGRATION

Nothing on the front door of 19 Princelet Street draws attention to this 18th Century Huguenot house, but the interior reveals a marvel: an ancient synagogue, its ceiling a patchwork of coloured glass. Inside too there is an extremely imaginative museum dedicated to immigration. The building, however, is very fragile; and public open days are rare, so if you are lucky enough to be passing by on a Sunday in May, don't miss the opportunity. Let yourself be transported by its magic as Susie Symes, the head of the charity striving to preserve this house, brings to life the history of its walls.

www.19princeletstreet.org.uk; (0044) 20 7247 5352 Open every Sunday in May, also from 13 to 20 June and on 11 July.


COUP DE COEUR : LE MUSEE DE L'IMMIGRATION

Sur la porte d'entrée, au 19, Princelet Street, rien ne distingue cette maison du XVIeime sièle, construite par les huguenots. Mais l'interieur dévoilee une merveille : une ancienne synagogue au plafond composé d'une mosaïque de vitraux de couleur. Un petit musée très imaginatif dédie à l'immmigration y est installé. Mais le baitment tombe en ruine et les jours d'ouverture au public son rares. Aussi, si vous avez la chance passer par là un dimanche de mai, ne manquez pas l'occasion. Laissez-vous porter par la magie du leiu. Susie Symes, la preésidente de l'association qui tente de restaurer las maison, fera parler l'histoire de ses murs.

www.19princeletstreet.org.uk; (0044) 20 7247 5352 Ouvert les dimaches de mai, 13 et 20 juin, 11 juillet.