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Guildhall Museum

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Visiting Rochester for Christmas Market

Very good free museum, loads of surprises ! It is just the right size for a very entertaining... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Leonardotrip07
Surprisingly interesting, not just for Dickens connections

This museum was a pleasant surprise in my visit to Rochester. It has some enlightening galleries... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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All reviews local history charles dickens second building well worth a visit free entry all ages interesting exhibits local area little gem high street free attraction couple of hours interesting place the river half term visiting rochester medway towns
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Very good free museum, loads of surprises ! It is just the right size for a very entertaining visit. I went with my wife but it would be a lovely place to take children, Some lovely interesting items on display, the oil paintings and ceiling...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum was a pleasant surprise in my visit to Rochester. It has some enlightening galleries about the sieges and events in the thirteenth century, the English Civil War and the First World War. The highlight for me was the 3 level replica of the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Excellent for younger and older children - model of Rochester Castle under attack and a visit to the Hulks much enjoyed by a 3 and 8 year old. The museum is small enough not be too overwhelming. Even museum haters would enjoy it. And it’s...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018

We visited as a family during half term. It is hard to criticise a free museum run by the local council, but it is looking faded and in need of some care and attention. The prison hulk reconstruction is the star attraction, and does give...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

This is a very interesting museum and like most it’s free entry. You can easily spend a couple of hours or more in here. If you are in Rochester, going to the castle and this museum is well worth it.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Guildhall M, Manager at Guildhall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Thank you for your kind review, we're so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Also worth a visit while you are in Rochester is Eastgate House.

Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

After years of living in Medway, my son said “come on let’s go to the Guildhall Museum, it’s got a bit about Dickens in it”. What a fantastic visit. Loads of local info, masses of history and fabulous artefacts. Give it a visit , it’s...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Guildhall M, Manager at Guildhall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Thank you for your kind review, we're so pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed September 30, 2018

Something for all ages in this beautiful building. Also a fascinating recreation of a 'prison' ship. Heartily recommend for art, wonderful sculptures and excellent 'hands on' for children too. FREE with excellent and helpful staff on hand. Ask away!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carol T
Guildhall M, Manager at Guildhall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2018

Thank you for your kind review, we're so pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic Lille place loaded with local historic artefacts, we went quite late on a Sunday afternoon, unfortunately we some how managed to get locked in!!!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018

We found ourselves with a couple of hours to kill in Rochester and stumbled across this rare gem of a museum. We entered expecting a local well intentioned look at local history but were taken aback and truly impressed. The Hulk Prison ships exhibit was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Guildhall M, Manager at Guildhall Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed September 16, 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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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.
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