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Eastgate House

High Street, Rochester ME1 1ER, England
+44 1634 332700
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Restored

Great to read about how this grade 1 listed building was restored and brought back to life. Entry... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
MrsBsTravels
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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Disappointing

We visited the Eastgate House yesterday at a cost of £5.50 each. Although a lovely old building it... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Judy L
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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An Elizabethan Town House in the heart of Rochester. Recently re-opened after 13 years, now inviting visitors to learn about the history of this magnificent building. From a family home to a Victorian School this house has many tales to tell.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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High Street, Rochester ME1 1ER, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great to read about how this grade 1 listed building was restored and brought back to life. Entry price was reasonable. Lots to inform inside...Loved the focus on Dickens.

Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Eastgate House yesterday at a cost of £5.50 each. Although a lovely old building it can hardly be called a museum, just some information boards and a lot of empty rooms. We came away feeling let down and overcharged. What a difference...More

Thank Judy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fascinating building that has been very well restored and developed into a tourist attraction. A walk through the history of the house and a particularly interesting part of the story is the Charles Dickens interest. Definitely include a visit to this house on a...More

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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Right in the centre of Rochester. Friendly and helpful staff. Relatively inexpensive but the craft activities were an extra 80p. The whole house has been recently refurbished. While some of the rooms retain their historic character a number a more like conference/meeting rooms and have...More

1  Thank Stuart C
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Value for money people were very friendly and intersting. There is a lift if you have mobility problems we will be going back

1  Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Having lived in Rochester 14 years we watched with excitement as the restoration work was taking place as the building is stunning. During October half term they were offering free entry for children so we took our chance! Staff were excellent and we bought a...More

1  Thank Aileen M
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Friendly and helpful stafff. Good shop and facilities. Rooms well labelled and furnished so that the visitor learnt a great deal about the property.

1  Thank Gill727
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Very authentic Elizabethan house, which featured in a couple of Dickens novels, certainly worth a visit. quite recently re-opened, so will be interesting to see it develop; hopefully with a few more Dickens artifacts over time.

1  Thank Colin B
Reviewed 15 October 2017

I visited Eastgate House in the 1970's when it was The Dickens Museum. As it has been closed to the public for many years I was very interested to visit and view inside the building once again. Just £5.50 entrance fee and what a great...More

1  Thank Alison A
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Good restoration of this Elizabethan House. Wandered around on my own so could take my own time. Interesting facts and displays. Lovely renovation. Will be all the better when Dicken's chalet included in the visit.

1  Thank Lindan D
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