Rochester's attractive Victorian High Street has many historic buildings. Rochester is closely associated with Charles Dickens and festivals are held every year, please see the website for dates. Rochester's new station opened in December 2015. Rochester PlusBus tickets are valid within the Chatham, Gillingham, Rochester and Strood urban area.
TI 95 High Street, tel. 01634 843666.
On the ground floor of the Tourist Information Centre, the Gallery features a
changing programme of contemporary art and craft exhibitions.
Tel. 01634 338319.
Open M-S 1000-1700. Also Apr-Sep, Sun 1030-1700.
Paintings, silver, silk samples, documents and personal items tell the story
of the Huguenot refugees and their crafts and trades. Located above the Tourist Information Centre.
Tel. 01634 789347.
Open WThFS 1000-1700, BH 1000-1600.
Medway's history including many exhibits from the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Part of the museum is in the
17th century Guildhall. Displays include interpretation of life on one of the Medway's prison hulks of the
Napoleonic period. Tel. 01634 332900.
Open TWThFSSu 1000-1630.
Built on the Roman city wall, this Rochester Castle has the tallest Norman keep in England and
fine views across the Medway. Tel. 01634 332901.
Open Daily 1000-1800 (1600 Oct-Mar).
Rochester's Cathedral was founded in 604 and it is the second oldest in England. It has Norman and late Gothic
architecture of the nave and one of the finest Romanesque facades in England. Tel. 01634 401301.
An ancient city mansion with beautiful interiors, it derives its name from the stay of Charles II on the
eve of The Restoration. Dickens situated Miss Haversham here. Collection of English furniture and pictures.
Walled gardens. Tel. 01634 848520.
Open Jun-Sep, Thur & Fri 1000-1700.
A distinctive 16th and 17th century building which inspired Charles Dickens. Many original features
can be seen inside. Displays explain the House's history including its time as an Elizabethan home and a Victorian school.
Tel. 01634 332700.
Open WThFSSu 1000-1700.