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Six Poor Travellers House

97 High Street, Rochester ME1 1LX, England
+44 1634 845609
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Visiting Rochester

Visiting Rochester & came across the Six Poor Travellers Place in the High St & so pleased we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Maureen J
Far more to this than just Dickens

This small museum was a charity founded by a Rochester dignitary over four centuries ago to give... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lissa C
London, United Kingdom
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97 High Street, Rochester ME1 1LX, England
+44 1634 845609

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Rochester & came across the Six Poor Travellers Place in the High St & so pleased we noticed it. Very interesting little house & found out things I never knew .Pretty little courtyard garden & we sat out there for quite a while it...More

Thank Maureen J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small museum was a charity founded by a Rochester dignitary over four centuries ago to give free accommodation to poor travellers; until the early years of the twentieth century thousands of wayfarers were housed and fed for a night; their rather Spartan bed and...More

Thank Lissa C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entrance to this place is free. It is interesting since it is an original almshouse in Rochester and was stil lin use until the 1950s. Today the ground floor is a museum and the upper floors are occupied. it has examples of the travelers accommodation,...More

Thank Aussie135
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Just linger a fem minutes and have a proper look at this beautiful building that has an interesting history.

Thank Fritse Z
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We visited this Tudor charity house which was founded by the Elizabethan MP Richard Watts. There is no admission fee. When Richard Watts died in 1579 the house was known as the Rochester Almshouse. He left money in his will for the construction of six...More

12  Thank Sandygranny
Reviewed 19 January 2017

What a wonderful place of interest. The little rooms where people stayed and lovely tiny garden. A real gem in Rochester. Will go again

Thank gildawaugh
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Lovely building - worth a visit. The Six Poor Travelers House is a 16th-century charity house in Rochester, Medway, founded by the local MP Richard Watts to provide free lodgings for poor travelers. Watts left money in his will for the benefit of six poor...More

1  Thank Petrina B
Reviewed 4 December 2016

The six poor travellers, as immortalised in Charles Dickens 'The Seven Poor Travellers', is open to the public free of charge, (donations welcomed) and is a little gem of history in such a busy historic High Street of Rochester. As a tour guide, I always...More

2  Thank John E
Reviewed 29 October 2016

We have been coming to Rochester for many years but had never really noticed the house until this time. It is someones home that they let people wander around at certain times of the year. Very interesting insight into Mr Dickens habits. Very nice owners...More

2  Thank Pam H
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I popped in here one day without planning it on my own. It's a lovely little museum of sorts, has a display cabinet of artefacts and relevant information about the building. The highlight for me personally was the garden around the back. The house is...More

Thank Drew D
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10 January 2017|
Response from Hayley G | Reviewed this property |
March-October Wednesday-Sunday 11am-1pm and 2pm-5pm