Eastgate House has many fascinating stories to tell. Enjoy a 2for1 deal with your Kent Pass!
This grade I listed 16th and 17th century town house is one of the most impressive and distinctive buildings in Rochester’s historic High Street.
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.
It has recently undergone a £2.2 million conservation programme, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Dating back some 400 years, many of the building's original features have been carefully restored, and access has been greatly improved with a new lift. Now the second floor of the house is open to visitors for the first time in more than 40 years.