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Guildhall Museum

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Address: 17 High Street, Rochester ME1 1PY, England
Phone Number: +44 1634 332900
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Keeping Warm in the Museum Rochester

Last Sunday went to the Dickensian Day in Rochester, it was good but a bit chilly, so we thought we would have a look at the Museum, having remembered it from some years ago. Its... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
foxy123955
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Essex, United Kingdom
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Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Last Sunday went to the Dickensian Day in Rochester, it was good but a bit chilly, so we thought we would have a look at the Museum, having remembered it from some years ago. Its still as good with excellent representations of inside a ship. Also the history of theater in the Rochester area as well as general history with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is in two buildings next door to each other and on three floors, I didn't see any lifts but there may have been lifts somewhere discreetly tucked away. The first building had the prison hulk in it and interesting exhibits about prisoners and their bone and straw work, that was an eye opener for me, the work was... More 

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Guildhall M, Manager at Guildhall Museum, responded to this review

Dear ascribe Thank you for your excellent review of the Museum. For visitors to Rochester (and residents), the Museum is a great place to discover Medway's rich and fascinating history. We'll have a look at that Dickens video soundtrack to see if we can' improve it. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Rochester, Kent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As I am a tour guide, I find this museum is ideal to visit to update my own information to pass onto my guests. So much local information, and such friendly staff, always there to answer questions.

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Guildhall M, Manager at Guildhall Museum, responded to this review

Dear John E Thank you for your excellent review of the Museum. For visitors to Rochester (and residents), the Museum is a great place to discover Medway's rich and fascinating history. I'm very pleased that you found our excellent front of house team friendly. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we enjoyed our visit here- informative and the ladies working there were very friendly. Worth a visit and it's free so donations welcomed.

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Guildhall M, Manager at Guildhall Museum, responded to this review

Dear julia19582014 Thank you for your excellent review of the Museum. For visitors to Rochester (and residents), the Museum is a great place to discover Medway's rich and fascinating history. There's also the Norman Castle and Cathedral, the new Huguenot Museum, Restoration House and Six Poor Travellers, to name but a few local attractions. Rochester has so much to offer.... More 

Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent museum for visitors to Rochester who want to know about the history of the town and its environs.

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Guildhall M, Manager at Guildhall Museum, responded to this review

Dear Mike A Thank you for your excellent review of the Museum. For visitors to Rochester (and residents), the Museum is a great place t discover Medway's rich and fascinating history. There's also the Norman Castle and Cathedral, the new Huguenot Museum, Restoration House and Six Poor Travellers, to name but a few local attractions. Rochester has so much to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived in Rochester on a pretty damp and dismal day. We bought a leaflet from the tourist board on Dickens and Rochester and followed the map around. As the day progressed it started raining and we stumbled on the Guildhall Museum. We spent a couple of hours here wandering around the rooms and exhibits - all of them free,... More 

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Guildhall M, Manager at Guildhall Museum, responded to this review

Dear joychild Thank you for your review of the Museum. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We have lots of changing displays and activities so please don't wait for another rainy day before visiting us again! We hope to see you again soon. More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth dropping in as the museum is free and has a wide array of displays from local history, Charles Dickens to prison hulks and Victorian rooms. Interesting and worth visiting for 40 to 45 mins if you're here to see the castle or cathedral anyway.

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Guildhall M, Manager at Guildhall Museum, responded to this review

Dear PuttingPenToPaper Thank you for your review of the Museum. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We have lots of changing displays and activities so please do visit us again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here a few times with my toddler and she has enjoyed it. There is quite a lot see with good information and history information on the local area.

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Guildhall M, Manager at Guildhall Museum, responded to this review

Dear Craig P Thank you for your review of the Museum. We're really pleased that you make regular visits with our daughter. Have you been during the school holidays? As she gets older you'll find that we offer lots of creative and fun activities that she will enjoy. We hope to see you again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My kids just love this place - it is strange because as an adult it does not overly appeal but my kids enjoy the trails and content. Would recommend for all kids under 12.

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Guildhall M, Manager at Guildhall Museum, responded to this review

Dear rpoynter Thank you for your review of the Museum. We're really pleased that your children enjoy visiting the Museum. We try to have lots of activities for children and adults too! We hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Very informative, plenty of information about Rochester. Lovely exhibition relating to Charles Dickens. Staff very knowledgeable. Cannot believe that this was free.

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Thank Marion M
Guildhall M, Manager at Guildhall Museum, responded to this review

Dear Marion M Thank you for your very positive review of the Museum. We're very grateful to you for taking the time to tell us what you think. Thank you also for commenting on our knowledgeable staff. I'll make sure that they know their excellent service is appreciated. Please visit us again soon. More 

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