Eastgate House

This grade I listed 16th and 17th century town house is one of the most impressive and distinctive buildings in Rochester’s historic High Street. It also has many fascinating stories to tell…

Once the family home of Sir Peter Buck, a senior officer at the Royal Tudor Dockyard, the house has also been a Victorian boarding school, a hostel, a museum and an inspiration to the great author Charles Dickens.

As part of a £2.2million Heritage Lottery Funded project, Eastgate House has undergone major refurbishment for future generations to enjoy.

Many of the buildings original features and decorative schemes have been carefully restored, and new heating and lighting has been installed. Access has been greatly improved with a new lift at the back of the building, and the second floor of the house will be open to visitors for the first time in more than 40 years.

The house has re-opened this summer, with a series of exciting displays telling the story of this remarkable building and those who lived, worked and played here throughout more than 400 years of history.

To find out the latest news on the project visit www.friendsofeastgatehouse.org or follow Eastgate House on Facebook and Twitter.

Images @ Simon Kelsey

Prices:
£5.50 Adults
Concessions (inc. Friends Group) £4
Under 5s free
Family Ticket £15
Groups 10 more 15% discount
School groups 15% discount on concession price.