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Eastgate House

High Street, Rochester ME1 1ER, England
+44 1634 332700
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Kent big day put

We had never heard of Eastgate House before, but won free tickets with the Big Kent Day out... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
juliaandadam123
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Our visit to Eastgate House.

We had only been able to see the gardens last year but this time we were able to go inside Eastgate... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
Sandygranny
,
Sandy, 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.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“school room” (2 reviews)
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High Street, Rochester ME1 1ER, England
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+44 1634 332700
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had never heard of Eastgate House before, but won free tickets with the Big Kent Day out. Rochester was a lovely day out, with a good hour spent here. It’s a small museum with some interesting exhibits, but I would be reluctant to pay...More

Thank juliaandadam123
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

We had only been able to see the gardens last year but this time we were able to go inside Eastgate House. Many of the building's original features and decorative schemes have been carefully restored and new heating and lighting has been installed. There is...More

8  Thank Sandygranny
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 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.

1  Thank MrsBsTravels
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

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
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

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

Thank SandraL68
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Reviewed 7 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
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Reviewed 7 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
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Reviewed 29 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
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Reviewed 25 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
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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
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