LV21 Visit
Aug
6
11:00 AM11:00

LV21 Visit

A repeat of a much enjoyed visit to LV21, at Gillingham Pier. We'll be shown throughout this working Light Vessel-turned-Arts Venue by it's owner Gary. For those of you with a mechanical or sea-faring mind, this is one not to miss! 

Free to Friends, but a donation to LV21 would be greatly appreciated by all! 

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Treasure from the Vaults, with Jeremy Clarke
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

Treasure from the Vaults, with Jeremy Clarke

Join us for an evening of discovery, into the rarely seen treasures that lurk in the vaults of the museum. A series of talks hosted by our museum's experts, allowing a glimpse into the collections that have made the museum what it is today. 

Anglo-Saxons – A look at the Museum’s small but interesting collection, including the latest research on two of our Anglo-Saxon swords!

Free for Friends only. 

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Quiz Night
Jul
8
7:00 PM19:00

Quiz Night

The Friends are hosting a Fundraising Quiz Night! Friday 8th July 7:00-10:00PM - Teams of 6 with tickets £10 per person, including a ploughman's supper. Pay on the night, but booking is essential! 

Please call the museum on +44 (0)1634 332680 to secure your team's place!

Unfortunately the museum has restricted access.

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Guildhall Restoration Talk
Feb
17
6:00 PM18:00

Guildhall Restoration Talk

Andrew Freeman, the Guildhall Museum Operations Manager, will be presenting a talk on the restoration work that has been taking place for the last few months. His talk will cover the history of the building itself and the areas of interest that required restoration. Accompanying Andrew will be local signwriter, Mick Pollard who has been responsible for gilding the restored crest, which sat above the Court Hall, and the iconic weathervane. Both will be on display during the talk for you to see the fine work that has gone into restoring these treasures.

Mick Pollard will demonstrate the gilding process and install a commemorative plaque aboard the weathervane to commemorate the restoration, and thank The Rochester Bridge Trust, and The City of Rochester Society for their generous donations to the Friends of the Guildhall Museums, in order for the marvelous work to take place.

Wednesday 17th February, 18:00-20:00, in the Court Hall of the Guildhall Museum.

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CANCELLED: Visit to The Rochester Bridge Trust
Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

CANCELLED: Visit to The Rochester Bridge Trust

CANCELLED

On Tuesday 13 October we will be visiting the offices of the Rochester Bridge Trust to share a cup of tea, enjoy a talk from Mrs Sue Threader, Bridge Clerk and Chief Executive, and view the Bridge Chapel(This Event will be rescheduled in the future.)

PLEASE CONTACT:

Events Organiser:  Chris Furminger (01634 320598) or

cafurminger@blueyonder.co.uk

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Guildhall Tea Dance
Oct
11
2:30 PM14:30

Guildhall Tea Dance

A Fundraising afternoon tea dance held in the historic Court Room & Members Room of the Guildhall Museum in Rochester. 

Afternoon Tea will be served with traditional finger sandwiches, cakes and scones.

Tickets: 
- £10 Tea and Dancing.
- £7 Afternoon Tea per person. 

There are limited spaces available, so get your spot while you can! Please contact teadanceguildhallmuseum@hotmail.com or speak to staff at the Museum gift shop for availability. Alternatively call the museum on 01634 332680.

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Siege 1215-2015 Talks Series
Oct
8
to Nov 12

Siege 1215-2015 Talks Series

Please make sure you also remember to pre-book for the following prestigious series of lectures – tickets will not be available on the door.  Our Siege 1215-2015”Seriesis open to everyone and we anticipate they will sell out quickly.

    8th October
Sir Robert Worcester KBE DL
Trustee of the Magna Carta Trust and Chairman of the Magna Carta 2015 800th Anniversary Commemoration Committee
After Magna Carta; Barons and Battlefields of Kent

     15th October
Dr Marc Morris
Historian of the Middle Ages, presenter of the TV series Castle and biographer of King Edward I (2008) and King John (2015)
King John: Treachery, Tyranny and the Road to Magna Carta

    22nd October 
Dr Jeremy Clarke
Education Officer, Guildhall Museum
Building Rochester Castle

    12th November 
Richard Dunn
Director of the Royal Engineers Museum
‘Warfare by Design; Fortify, Hold, Siege and Fight’

These lectures will all take place in the Court Room at the Guildhall Museum.  Refreshments and nibbles will be provided.  Raffle at each event with superior prizes.  Start time: 7.00 p.m. for 7.30 p.m.  Cost: £3.00 for FOMA, CoRS and FOGM members.  £5.00 to non-members of these groups.

PLEASE CONTACT:
Events Organiser:  Chris Furminger (01634 320598)
or cafurminger@blueyonder.co.uk

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CANCELLED "The Battle of Loos" Talk by Christopher Jupp
Sep
25
7:30 PM19:30

CANCELLED "The Battle of Loos" Talk by Christopher Jupp

On the anniversary of the Battle, Friday 25 September at 7.30 p.m., a lecture on "The Battle of Loos" from Christopher Jupp will take place at the Guildhall Museum.  Some of you may have enjoyed a talk he gave last year on the involvement of the Royal West Kent Regiment in WW1 and we look forward to this new chapter.  Cost: £3.00 to Friends, £4.00 to non-members.

 

Unfortunately due to a program conflict this event has been CANCELLED

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Janet Skinner’s “Janagatha: The Australian Dog” Launch
May
30
1:00 PM13:00

Janet Skinner’s “Janagatha: The Australian Dog” Launch

On Saturday 30 May at 1.00 p.m. Janet Skinner’s Janagatha: The Australian Dogwill be launched in the Members Room at the Guildhall Museum.  This children’s story is based around Rochester and Upnor Castles, Chatham Dockyard and other parts of Rochester and Chatham.  Refreshments will be available.

PLEASE CONTACT:

Events Organiser:  Chris Furminger (01634 320598) or

cafurminger@blueyonder.co.uk

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Behind-the-Scenes at the Guildhall Museum
May
16
10:00 AM10:00

Behind-the-Scenes at the Guildhall Museum

The next “Behind the Scenes” with Steve Nye will follow on immediately from the AGM in the Members Room – slightly later than advertised, at approximately 10.00 a.m.  The event will finish at 12 noonPlease remember to let me know if you wish to attend the Behind the Scenes - a phone call or e-mail will do – my details are below.

 

PLEASE CONTACT:

Events Organiser:  Chris Furminger (01634 320598) or

cafurminger@blueyonder.co.uk

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Charles Spencelayh & his Work, a talk by Jeremy Clarke
Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Charles Spencelayh & his Work, a talk by Jeremy Clarke

Everyone who has enjoyed viewing the latest Exhibition at the Guildhall Museum will want to make time for this - Jeremy Clarke (the Guildhall Museum’s Education Officer) will be talking to us about “Charles Spencelayh and his Work at 2.00 p.m. on Tuesday 28 April.  Refreshments will be provided.  Cost: £3.00 to Friends; non-members £4.00.

 

PLEASE CONTACT:

Events Organiser:  Chris Furminger (01634 320598) or

cafurminger@blueyonder.co.uk

 

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Visit to the Rochester Huguenot Museum Site
Apr
8
11:00 AM11:00

Visit to the Rochester Huguenot Museum Site

  • Rochester Visitor's Centre & Art Gallery (map)
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On Wednesday 8 April at 11.00 a.m. an opportunity has been arranged to visit the new Huguenot Museum which is in course of construction upstairs at the Visitor Information Centre building at 95 High Street, Rochester.  This is a work in progress of course and numbers are restricted to ten, so be sure to book early!  A donation will be gratefully received.  (A further visit may be planned.)

 

PLEASE CONTACT:

Events Organiser:  Chris Furminger (01634 320598) or

cafurminger@blueyonder.co.uk

 

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