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Restoration House

Heritage and Gardens
Heritage and Gardens
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 (16 and under) £5.00; Students £7.50; Senior Citizens (65 and over) £9.50; Family (2 adults + 2 children) £25.00; Art Fund members £7.50; Season Ticket £25.00 Admission to the garden only: Adults, Students, Senior Citizens £6.00; Children (16 and under) £3.00; Art Fund members £3.75; Wheelchair users £2.50


Crow Lane Rochester ME1 1RF

Opening Times

Thursdays & Fridays 26th May to 30th September 2022 10am - 5pm (last entry at 4:30pm) Saturdays 4th June and 16th July only, 12 noon - 5pm (last entry at 4:30pm) This year, entry will be on a timed-basis only, with tickets available to pre-book online. Clicking on the Buy Tickets button on this page will take you to our ticketing page hosted by Candide Gardening. No booking fee will be charged. Additional timed-tickets will be available on the door each day, but they will be limited in number.

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