House and Garden will open in 2022

Thursdays & Fridays only: 26th May to 30th September, 10am - 5pm (last entry at 4:30pm)

Saturdays 4th June and 16th July only, 12 noon - 5pm (last entry at 4:30pm)

To book tickets, please use the Buy Tickets button below.  There is no booking fee. 

Additional, timed-tickets will be available on the door each day, but they will be limited in number.  HHA members do not need to pre-book: present your membership card on arrival and we will accommodate you.

Regrettably, neither the House nor Garden are currently suitable for wheelchair users.

If you need to reschedule your booked ticket, please email  If you require a refund, please call the Candide Gardening customer support team on 0117 313 6672.

For any other enquiry about your visit, please telephone the House on 01634 848520.


Restoration House as we see it today is the amalgamation of two medieval buildings which were combined in the late 16th or early 17th century to create a mansion house just outside the south east corner of the city wall.

Restoration House is a unique survival of a city mansion.  Situated in the heart of historic Rochester (England) the house takes it’s 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.