Restoration House is a unique survival of a city mansion, and represents the aggrandisement of several medieval buildings to create by 1667, in the words of Samuel Pepys, the ‘pretty seat of Sir Francis Clerke’ .
Situated in the heart of historic Rochester (England) the house takes its name from the stay of King Charles II on the eve of the Restoration.
It is also the Satis House of Dickens’ “Great Expectations”, the home of Miss Havisham.
House and Garden will open in 2024
Thursdays & Fridays: 13th June to 27th September, 10am - 5pm (last entry at 4:30pm)
Saturday: 13th July only, 12 noon - 5pm (last entry at 4:30pm)
Tickets can be purchased on arrival at the House. We no longer operate a pre-booked, timed system for individual visitors.
HH members are welcome. Please present your membership card on arrival.
Photography is permitted in the garden, but in the House it is restricted to 10am - 1pm on Fridays.
Regrettably, neither the House nor Garden are currently suitable for wheelchair users.
Pre-bookable Tours in 2024
Pre-booked, Self-Guided Groups
Groups of eight or more are offered a special price of £10 per person for the House and Garden.
The price includes a 40-page colour guide book for each person.
Pre-booked, Guided Group Tours in April
We are able to offer a limited number of private, guided tours of the House and Garden for groups of between 12 and 18 people at a cost of £15 per head (includes 40 page colour guide book for each person).
The dates currently available are Thursday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th April and Friday 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th April.