Guildhall Museum

  • Guildhall Museum
  • Guildhall Museum
  • Guildhall Museum
  • Guildhall Museum

Key Features

  • Children Welcome
  • Educational visits accepted
  • On-site Educational Officer
  • Gift and souvenir shop
  • Coach groups must pre-book visit

Discover Medway's history at Medway Council's Guildhall Museum located in the heart of historic Rochester.

The Guildhall built in 1687, is one of the finest 17th century civic buildings in Kent. Colourful and informative displays record more than 250,000 years of Medway history.

It is worth looking out for special exhibitions, workshops, children activities and performances that are held at the museum throughout the year.

The Guildhall's main chamber is also a licensed venue for civil ceremonies.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Get involved in your local history! Volunteer with Medway Heritage

Medway Council’s Heritage Service cares for some of Medway’s most iconic historic sites and its archive. We are currently looking for volunteers to help us deliver exciting activities at these exceptional venues.

No previous experience is necessary. Full training for all opportunities will be given. For further information contact

Christmas Opening times

  • 24 December - 10am-4pm
  • 25-27 December - closed
  • 31 December - 10am-4pm
  • 1-2 January - closed

Opening Times

Sunday: 10:00-17:00
Tuesday: 10:00-17:00
Wednesday: 10:00-17:00
Thursday: 10:00-17:00
Friday: 10:00-17:00
Saturday: 10:00-17:00
Closed on Mondays.
Ticket TypeTicket Price
Admision free


Road Directions - From A2 follow signs to Rochester. The museum is at the river end of Rochester High Street. .
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The Guildhall Museum
17 High Street
01634 332900

How to get here using public transport

Rochester is well-served by public transport.