Museum of Immigration and Diversity

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19 Princelet Street, Spitalfields, London

The Museum of Immigration and Diversity is a British museum at 19 Princelet Street in Spitalfields, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The Grade II listed building in which the museum is located was a house built in 1719 for the Huguenot silk merchant Peter Abraham Ogier.

The house went through a number of stages, the building was converted to a synagogue in 1869. The building remained in use until the 1970s, when the congregation had moved out of the area. It has now been passed to a charity, set up to preserve the building and develop the museum of immigration and diversity.

Due to the fragility of the building, the museum only opens for a few days each year. It has been given £30,000 by English Heritage for repairs and is on the Buildings at Risk Register.[1]

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  1. ^ "East End history". Archived from the original on 2007-08-10. Retrieved 2007-08-24. 

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Coordinates: 51°31′12″N 0°04′21″W / 51.5199°N 0.0725°W / 51.5199; -0.0725