This property is free for HHA Friends
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Restoration House

This property is free for HHA Friends
Crow Lane, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1RF
01634 848520

Unique town house, stayed in by Charles II on eve of the Restoration. The Satis House of Dickens' Great Expectations. Fine collection of English furniture and pictures (Mytens, Lely, Kneller, Dahl, Reynolds, Gainsborough, Constable, etc) Unique productive walled gardens incl, cutting gardens and parterre.

"There is no finer pre-Civil War town house in England than this" - Simon Jenkins, The Times, 2001.

This property offers free access to HHA Friends and Members during normal opening hours - please check opening times.


Crow Lane in Rochester, 150 yds off the High Street, opposite the Vines Park

Visitor Opening Times

2017: 8 Jun - 29 Sep, Thus & Fris 10am-5pm.
Also open on Sat 10 Jun, 12-5pm.

Please note that these opening times are correct to the best of the HHA’s knowledge, as advised by the property. Opening times may change and a property may very occasionally need to close at short notice. We therefore recommend you check with the property before your visit, by phone or on the property’s website, especially if your journey is likely to be a long one.

Groups and special visits

"There is no finer pre-civil war town house than this" - Simon Jenkins, The Times.

"Interiors of rare historical resonance and poetry" - Jeremy Musson, Country Life.

Group visits welcome, owner led tours can be arranged by appointment only. Red Cross tea room available on the first Thursday every month during opening times at the house.

Tailor Made Facilities

Visits to HouseYes
Visits to GardenYes
Other EventsYes
Light RefreshmentsNo

Contact Details

Robert Tucker
Restoration House
17-19 Crow Lane
01634 848520

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Additional Information
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Restoration House
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