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Guildhall Museum

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Fantastic exhibits, full of interesting history.

The new exhibits are great quality - especially loved the Knight's Templar one, really immersive... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Holly H
Rochester visit

It’s a nice museum to spend a couple of hours wandering around, when you have finished you have... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“charles dickens”(53 reviews)
“second building”(13 reviews)
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17 High Street, Rochester ME1 1PY, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The new exhibits are great quality - especially loved the Knight's Templar one, really immersive. Loved the way the info is presented, could have had a bit more detail about the healing side of the Templar and their links with St Johns Ambulance etc. Also...More

Thank Holly H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a nice museum to spend a couple of hours wandering around, when you have finished you have other historical places to visit if on a day visit

Thank Flipflop4444
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we went, only part of the museum was open, due to staff shortages. So we did not get to see the exhibit about Dickens, which is a shame considering the relationship Dickens had with this town. However, the part that was still open, is...More

Thank Katrien S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely local free museum. Interesting displays of local history, maritime accidents and Hulk Prison ships.

Thank Mr F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wonderful FREE Museum, will never be the same again. Medway council plans to sell the annex of the Guildhall Museum to fund maintenance of other historical buildings, such as the Corn Exchange. When the Conservancy building closes the council says that the 8000 artefacts...More

1  Thank David P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely museum and perfect venue for a wedding Lots of history of rochester, large grand room very impressive in the heart of rochester high street

1  Thank ja006b0409
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful Heritage building inside and out, very in-keeping with Rochester; lots of history. Medway Council through consultation have decided to close its doors .....shame on you! Visit quick whilst it's still open!

2  Thank Suzie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this super museum just by chance, free and very interesting for children and adults. We will visit again.

1  Thank Pauline W
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We had limited time to visit this museum and could easily have taken longer. The staff were helpful and pleasant. I think this is a place you could go back to many times and still find items of interest. Well done Rochester.

1  Thank Peter L
Reviewed 16 July 2018

The Guildhall Museum is a place of mainly local interest. Being in an interesting and old building puts it in at ease with the exhibits. It gives most people a taste of the history associated with Rochester and the rest of the Medway Towns. It...More

1  Thank ge0ffcat
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Val B
8 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.