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Guildhall Museum

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Address: 17 High Street, Rochester ME1 1PY, England
Phone Number:
+44 1634 332900
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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What a lovely City

The Guildhall museum is one of a number of excellent centres in the city which also boasts a museum dedicated to the Huguenots. It seems that the High Street has every sort of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Guildhall museum is one of a number of excellent centres in the city which also boasts a museum dedicated to the Huguenots. It seems that the High Street has every sort of historic architecture. Do wander around because the venerable City has a wonderful range of fine houses and great open spaces.

Thank RobininBRISTOL
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Musem is full of local history worth visiting. The exibition was disappointng and the people running it were not very helpful.

Thank dollyfinger
Airlie Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Free entrance and worth wondering around for an hour or so. Would be easier for children not in a buggy due to the amount of stairs in the building. It's a lovely building with lots to see.

Thank JustineCupcake
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very good day out it takes about 2 hours to see every thing at a slow pace. it was free to enter. lots to see across a wide range of history. good for children. parking near by but it all gets busy. there was no food or drink there .

Thank Tony G
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We happened to be walking past here after a trip to the castle. Noticing it was free to enter we went in. It was only a quick visit but we did manage to take advantage of their Easter activity of making masks which the children enjoyed. Lots of things for the children to get involved with, button pushing and quizs... More 

Thank Emma L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The free entry was definitely a bonus but such a well thought out and put together museum well worth a visit. Slightly quirky in areas but very interesting content over all starting with the history and nature of Rochester. The Dickens connection was also portrayed.

Thank WelltravelledNorwich
Rochester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loads of fun. Great for kids and adults alike A little gem. Took my 8 year old niece, I was 53yrs and we both had a super time

Thank frankienew2017
Bromley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am not a big museum fan but I wanted to know why Rochester had such a lot of buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. This museum tended to concentrate on other aspects and is really more of a Medway Towns museum than a Rochester one. It is pretty typical of a local museum in terms of content and... More 

Thank purplehayes1000
Kent, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

A terrific range of exhibits covering the history of Medway from the tusk of a woolly mammoth found in Cuxton through to the Victoria era. I enjoyed the recreation of a Medway Hulk, showing the living conditions of the prisoners of war and convicts held there. Good exhibit on the siege of Rochester castle and the civil war also. Free... More 

Thank smjenkin41
Chatham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

If I'm Rochester this is a little gem for a quick visit. The room where people get married is so grand with lovely ceilings and big staircases The staff are very helpful and kind - well worth a look!

Thank SammyPickles

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