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Restoration House

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Fabled city mansion, stayed in by Charles II on eve of his Restoration and the Satis House of Great Expectations, the home of Miss Haversham.
Restoration House as we see it today is the amalgamation of two medieval buildings which were combined in the late 16th or early 17th Century to create a mansion house just outside the south east corner of the city wall in Rochester.
Restoration House is a unique survival of a city mansion. Superbly poetic interiors with wonderful collection of English furniture and paintings, including several Gainsboroughs and Reynolds and rare Constable portraits. Good collection of English pottery and treen.
The attraction has an unusually-large walled garden of some ¾ of an acre. This is an unexpected haven just 100 yards off the old High Street.
"There is no finer pre Civil War town house in England than this" (Simon Jenkins, The Times)

"The house is a miracle" (Nicky Haslam).

"Best value in England today" (Colefax&Fowler).


Admission to the house and garden: Adults £11.00; Children £5.00; Students/Art fund £7.50; Senior Citizens (65 and over) £9.00; Family (2 adults + 2 children) £25.00; Season Ticket £25.00 Admission to the garden only: Adults £6.00, Child £5. 


Crow Lane Rochester ME1 1RF


Opening Times

Thursdays & Fridays 25 May to 29 September 2023 10am - 5pm (last entry at 4:30pm) Saturdays 15 July only, 12 noon - 5pm (last entry at 4:30pm) Tickets can be purchased on arrival at the House. We no longer operate a pre-booked, timed system.

Coaches welcome
Groups welcome
Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
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