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Eastgate House

Medway Towns

Type:Historic House / Palace

High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1ER

Tel: 01634 338141

Eastgate House


Eastgate House is 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 recently undergone a conservation programme so that it can be enjoyed by future generations.

Many of the building's 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 reopened to the public on 19 July 2017, with a series of exciting displays telling the story of this remarkable building and those who lived, worked and played there throughout more than 400 years of history.

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

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult ticket£5.50 per ticket
Concessions (inc. Friends Group)£4.00 per ticket
Under 5sFree

Groups of 10 or more: 15% discount
School groups: 15% discount on concession price


Provider Preferences

  • Indoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking - At nearby Acorn Wharf Coach Park (Free)
  • Parking (charge) - At nearby Pay and Display car parks
  • Railway station within walking distance

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted - Pre-booked visits only

Establishment Features

  • Event Venue - Available for corporate and exhibition hire
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - Pre-booked visits only


Map & Directions

Road Directions

From M2/A2 follow signs for Rochester. The house is situated on Rochester's historic High Street.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest rail station is Rochester. The house is a short walking distance from the station.

Opening Times

Open (19 July 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
Monday - TuesdayClosed
Wednesday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

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