When you see our address 337-341 Rochester High Street, you might think we’re in amongst the lovely stretch of independent shops near the castle and cathedral. But no, we’re in the less glam but still full of interest section historically known as ‘Chatham Intra’, where Rochester High Street meets Chatham High Street.
Here we are on Google Maps.
At the moment things are topsy turvy with the pandemic, but our print studio has restarted open access printmaking with pre-booking, is running small classes and one to one teaching, and is now open to new members again. Our Wave arts club is meeting back in person, after a while getting together on Zoom. We have some exciting projects on too, so are at the studio fairly often.
In normal times there are things going on at INTRA every day and some evenings. During some activities such as glass classes or home education workshops, we’re not officially open to the public. We’ll let you in to the shop if possible on these days, but we might be busy juggling glass or children. For regular opening hours – please see the panel on this page. You’re very welcome to pop in if we’re not busy, but will need to ring the doorbell when you visit as we’re often doing arty things in the other studio spaces and we can’t leave the door open unless a volunteer is present in the front workspace.
It’s about a 10 minute walk to us from Rochester train station, which is close to Rochester bridge. Heading east from Rochester train station towards Chatham:
- From the station, turn left onto the main road and go along Corporation Street
- Stay on the lower road at the traffic lights by the bottom of Star Hill and turn the corner left onto the High Street
- Go past the Nags Head pub and under the railway bridge
- Go past Limehouse Thai restaurant
You’ll see our building set back a little in a lay-by just before the Ship pub and the synagogue. The INTRA building has large double glass windows and an Art Deco frontage with zig zags..
Buses 145, 197 and 156 stop a few yards away outside the Cycle King bicycle shop, and opposite the Ship pub.
We have staff parking on Cooks Wharf behind our building, and you may be able to park here if you check with us but please ask first. There is paid parking opposite, and longer stay in the Doust Way car park, 2 minutes walk away. If you are unsure where to park, pull into the lay-by and pop in to ask us.