Open House & Garden
Saturday, June 10th &
Saturday July 15th
12pm - 5pm
Restoration House is a hidden gem of Rochester. The house was originally two houses with a space between them. They were joined together around 1650. Many of the original internal features were removed when the house was repossessed by the bank after Rod Hull of Emu fame, became bankrupt.
The house has been sympathetically restored and furnished with impressive period pieces and paintings. Each room has a steward who is extremely knowledgeable about the house and the items in the room.
Particularly interesting is the 'bricked-up' window and doorway in the western bedroom. The west wing of a house (the right as you face the house) that was once the eastern wing of a long-gone house that was on the site of the current Vines House.
The house is set in a beautiful garden and work is currently underway to restore the 'lost' Tudor garden.
Cost for 2017:
Admission to the house and garden:
(Which includes a 36 page illustrated guide book, free flow with room stewards)
Senior Citizens, Students & other concessions £7.50
Children between 6 and 16yrs £4.25
Family ticket £20.00
Season Ticket (nontransfereable) £22.00 (per person)
Guided Tours £10.00 per person (include 36 page guide book)
Min. 8 in a group or £80 charge
No concessions on guided tours
Must be pre-booked
Admission to the garden only£4.00
Reduced admission for repeat Visit.
This allows visitors to gain readmission at a later date, at a reduced price of £7.50 (£6.50 concessions) on production of the guide book.
Photographer's hour Fridays 10-11am
Although photography in the house is not normally allowed there will be an opportunity to take photographs, with tripods if desired, every Friday from 10-11am during the open season. Sorry no flash & normal admission price applies.
The Tea Shop will be open every Thursday & Friday from 8th June to the 29th September 2017, 10am till 4:30pm.
Groups of 10+ can pre book the tea shop for any open day.
The tea shop is operated by the Wisdom Hospice & Trefoil Guild (Previously known as Girl Guides) and proceeds go to these charities.
Info directly form www.restorationhouse.co.uk
Please visit the Restoration House website for more info