The Guildhall Museum

A fascinating local history museum for Medway, housed in two historic buildings.

The Guildhall Museum is a fun place where visitors can discover the history of Rochester and Medway in a museum for all the family. Colourful and attractive displays in two stunning historic buildings feature the local, social and maritime history of Medway.  Highlights of the museum include the beautiful ornate 17th century Guildhall Chambers, a walk-through part reconstruction of a Medway prison hulk on three deck levels and the world famous 18th century Seaton Tool chest which belonged to Benjamin Seaton of Chatham.

Admission to the museum is  FREE

Opening Times

Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm



Whilst the museum does not have a lift, step free access is available at the entrance gallery where a touch screen facility gives visitors the opportunity to watch a number of short subtitled (English, French and Dutch language) displays highlighting key aspects of the museum and its displays.

Step free access can also be made available on request to a member of staff on the ground floor of part two of the museum direct from the High Street.

Member: Gold member

ATAK Trade Pass Accepted