Forthcoming Events

Open Days

The medieval Bridge Chapel and Victorian Bridge Chamber are fully accessible and free to visit.

View the buildings and an exhibition, Rochester Bridge in Times of Conflict.

Wednesdays and Saturdays from 30 March until 31 July 2024; and from 18 September until 23 October 2024


Heritage Open Days

The fully-accessible Bridge Chapel and Chamber will be open to visitors. Entry will be free of charge.

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 7-15 September 2024


Special Events

Bridges in the Age of Cathedrals

Find out more about bridges in the Middle Ages in a free Bridge Chapel Lecture presented by David Harrison, an expert in medieval bridges.

Tickets are free but must be booked via Eventbrite or emailing

Tuesday, 9 July 2024

Doors open 6pm for a 6.30pm start.

External Events

Tripartite Trans-Atlantic Cable webinar series

Bridge Clerk Sue Threader presents a lecture on the history of pneumatic cassions. First used by Sir William Cubitt at Rochester, they were later exported to the Eads Bridge and, famously, the Brooklyn Bridge.

The lecture was presented on 22 November 2023, and can now be viewed here.

Tripartite Trans-Atlantic Cable webinar series

Richard Groome, a Liveryman in the City of London, presents the history of four London Bridges, with a particular reference to the Rennie Bridge that is now in Lake Havasu City, USA. John Rennie is a former Bridge Engineer to the Rochester Bridge Trust.

The lecture was presented on 22 May 2024, and can now be viewed here.