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7th Apr / 2022
Visit to Rochester, Kent

10.30am - 4pm (approx.)

Led by Dr Tessa Murdoch this Study day will start at Restoration House and Vine House. Restoration House is a fine example of an Elizabethan mansion, named after the visit of King Charles II on the eve of his restoration to the monarchy.  The collection is particularly strong in chairs and the interiors of both houses feature extraordinary schemes of early and original paintwork from the mid seventeenth century, which reveal the fashionable taste of the period, much influenced by the fashions on the continent.  After lunch at Restoration House we will visit the Cathedral, the second oldest cathedral in England after Canterbury, as well as the Guildhall Museum with its complete set of late eighteenth century cabinet maker’s tools and chest and finally the French Hospital.

COST: £65 (INCLUDES TEA/COFFEE & LUNCH)

LIMIT: 20

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Friday, 11 March 2022

Coromandel lacquer cabinet on stand with the portrait of the Duchess of Cleveland in its original Trophy frame.

Restoration House.

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