Charles Dickens'Rochester Character Guided Tour


Enjoy code: 767382
Food and drink
Target groups
Elderly, Youth, Adult
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Available tickets

16/03 2024 11:00am
Rochester Guildhall Museum High Street ROCHESTER
Provided by The List


Charles Dickens and Rochester go hand in glove - he absolutely LOVED the former city and used many of its buildings, locations - and people - in his 320 known works. So much so that, outside London, we have more Dickens-related places than anywhere else!

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is almost exclusively set here, much of Great Expectations happens in buildings still very much in use today, plus numerous other well-known places such as Rochester Bridge.

Your guide will also explain why it's important to double check many of the facts you think you know about the most successful novelist of the Victorian era - and we have a prime example of this sitting quietly in a graveyard right in the centre of Rochester.

Come and discover them - and uncover a few things you'll never find on any website! - on a professional guided tour with local historian and Dickens fan, Shane Waterman.

Shane will be portraying of Dickens characters which is very close to his heart - the name of this character came from the announcement of his maternal Grandfathers birth in October 1860, in a newspaper delivered to Gads Hill Place, Dickens' home at Higham just 3 miles from Rochester.

Who is the character...? All will be revealed on the tour!

Join Shane for an entertaining and enlightening couple of hours in one of Britain's hidden historic gems!