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Guildhall Museum

17 High Street, Rochester ME1 1PY, England
+44 1634 332900
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Interesting and educational – and it’s free.

We visited the Guildhall Museum in Rochester and were greeted by the pleasant and friendly museum... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
Sandygranny
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Sandy, United Kingdom
Free and worth it

Having grown up in Rochester I have visited the guildhall museum on more than one occasion. Bring... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
booboo1990
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“local history” (32 reviews)
“charles dickens” (52 reviews)
“second building” (13 reviews)
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17 High Street, Rochester ME1 1PY, England
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

We visited the Guildhall Museum in Rochester and were greeted by the pleasant and friendly museum staff who asked after our health! There is no admission charge but small donations are appreciated. The museum was founded in 1897, in honour of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee....More

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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Having grown up in Rochester I have visited the guildhall museum on more than one occasion. Bring down friends and family from other cities to see the sights of rochester. I have to say that considering this museum is free it is well worth it....More

Thank booboo1990
Reviewed 21 January 2017

We only had an hour here, which is nowhere near long enough. Housed in a beautiful building dating back to 1697, the museum has a well set out eclectic collection in several rooms showing all aspects of Kent life through the ages, including local fossils,...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to look at the history nice staff free in some parts but great place to come and see I would recommend

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Reviewed 1 January 2017

on our door step as it were and 1st visit was great ......nicely done with some interesting items to view not to busy so you can take your time

Thank cerise800
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Happened upon this museum at the end of the day. I wish we could have spent more time. It has a wide range of exhibits on various topics, all interesting - including a short video on the Dickens connection to the area, and a walk-through...More

Thank historylover3
Reviewed 9 December 2016

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....More

Thank foxy123955
Reviewed 4 December 2016 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...More

Thank ascribe
Guildhall M, Manager at Guildhall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2016

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...More

Reviewed 4 December 2016

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.More

Thank John E
Guildhall M, Manager at Guildhall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2016

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...More

Reviewed 28 November 2016

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

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Guildhall M, Manager at Guildhall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2016

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...More

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Val B
7 December 2016|
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Response from Alan W |
It's great you enjoyed the exhibition! We have sent you a private message with details of how you can get some more information. Look forward to hearing from you.
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