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Eastgate House

High Street, Rochester ME1 1ER, England
+44 1634 332700
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History at its best

I visited Eastgate House in the 1970's when it was The Dickens Museum. As it has been closed to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Alison A
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Kent, United Kingdom
Newly Opened

Good restoration of this Elizabethan House. Wandered around on my own so could take my own time... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lindan D
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London, England, 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.
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  • Very good44%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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High Street, Rochester ME1 1ER, England
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+44 1634 332700

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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Alison A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Lindan D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This grand old Elizabethan house has been through a whole host of uses over the centuries since it was built . A rare and architecturally interesting building which served as a house for most of its life before becoming a school for girls and then...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Grade 1 is usually reserved for castles and cathedrals, but this 16th century house has this special listing. Now towards the end of a substantial renovation, this is a visit for people who like buildings. Having a guide makes it much easier to trace the...More

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very informative and enjoyable guided tour of this historic building (£7 per person). The tour gives you information about the process of restoring the house, as well as the history of the house itself. After the tour you can spend as much...More

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well worth a visit to see some nice gardens, the Charles Dickens Chalet, a Medieval Road and a Water pump that belonged to Dickens at his house in nearby Higham. The Elizabethan House itself is £5-50 (adults) to visit or £15 for a family. I...More

1  Thank Nick D
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Eastgate House, having undergone 3 years of restoration and upgrading, has now reopened to the public as a wedding venue, conference rooms and offices. This is a wonderful Grade I listed building. In the garden of the house stands the Swiss Chalet, given to Charles...More

1  Thank John E
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This house has recently been sensitively restored to original colour schemes in the various rooms. Mainly 16th century but with later additions. it is very well displayed with concise and interesting notes on each room. it is spread over 3 floors and has quite a...More

1  Thank Trevor H
EastgateHouse, Manager at Eastgate House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for your kind review Trevor, we're glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

16th century home, refurbished to a very high standard. House was featured in Charles Dickens book. Fire places and ceilings are beautiful as where the gardens. Well worth a visit, thoroughly enjoyed.

2  Thank sarahtown
EastgateHouse, Manager at Eastgate House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for your kind review Sarah. We're glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 24 June 2017

Eastgate House is a grade one listed building in Rochester’s historic High Street. This beautiful Elizabethan townhouse was built in the late 1590s for Sir Peter Buck, a senior officer at the Royal Tudor Dockyard. Subsequently five generations of the Buck family lived in the...More

11  Thank Sandygranny
EastgateHouse, Manager at Eastgate House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thank you for your kind review, we hope that you manage to visit us soon!

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