Rochester Bridge Trust opens its doors for Heritage Open Days

To coincide with Heritage Open Days week, Rochester’s medieval Bridge Chapel and Victorian Bridge Chamber are reopening their doors to the public.

The buildings, which have for centuries been at the heart of the Rochester Bridge Trust, will reopen on Saturday, 9 September, from 11am until 4pm. During Heritage Open Days week they will also open on Sunday, 10; Thursday, 14; and Saturday and Sunday, 16-17 September. They will then revert to regular open days on Thursdays and Saturdays until the end of October.

Please check the website before visiting as there will be some necessary closures during this period.

Archives and Records Manager Alison Cable said: “We are pleased to be able to open our doors for Heritage Open Days, welcoming the public and introducing them to our history.

“As well as looking around the two buildings, we have put together a small exhibition on the topic of Rochester Bridge in Times of Modern Conflict, which utilises items from the Trust’s extensive archive.”

To support the exhibition, a free lecture will take place on Tuesday, 12 September, presented by Ray Harris of the Court of Wardens and Assistants of Rochester Bridge. A few tickets are still available, click here for more details.

A series of free Hard Hat Tours of Rochester Bridge have also been arranged. These are now fully booked.

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