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Six Poor Travellers House

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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A quaint and interesting bit of English history

A really lovely little museum that informs visitors about a period of time in England's history... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nick A
London, United Kingdom
Smashing little museum

Been promising myself a visit for a wee while. Wonderful historic house, plenty of information... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Also open some weekend during winter.
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97 High Street, Rochester ME1 1LX, England
+44 1634 823117
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A really lovely little museum that informs visitors about a period of time in England's history about vagabonds and rogues. The link to Charles Dickens is great. Please do read his book 'The Seven Poor Travelers' before visiting. It will make the visit so much...More

Thank Nick A
Reviewed 5 days ago

Been promising myself a visit for a wee while. Wonderful historic house, plenty of information boards. Pretty little garden at the rear. Worth a visit.

Thank KentOyster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a little gem of a find in Rochester. Very well maintained with a charming garden. Endowed under the terms of Richard Watts’ charity in 1579 and well worth a visit.

Thank 321mdt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lived in Medway for years and found this place only recently. Takes only 20 minutes to have a look round this place but the well maintained garden is a haven of peace and quiet. You wouldn't think this place was between 2 busy roads.

Thank Weberman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a little gem we found in Rochester this weekend. Free and fascinating discovery. Dickens visited this wonderful attraction with immaculate courtyard garden at the back. Well worth a visit. A great find and also a glimpse in to social history.

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really sweet well looked after and felt steeped in authentic Dickensian history. Would recommend popping in. There was a table top sale the Sunday we visited. The small walled garden is pretty and nice to wander around on a sunny day.

Thank Holly H
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Free to go in, they ask for donations. Very interesting and person on hand who is more than happy to give you all the basic info so you don’t have to read all the boards if you don’t want to. The room set ups give...More

Thank Jayne W
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely cottage, bringing past into present. Keeps alive the generous spirit of Richard Wattes. Also has a charming old-world garden.

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 2 September 2018

This old house is a place of historic interest located on the high street and it can visited for free (though donations are very welcomed). Built to host six poor travellers, it has become popular thanks to the Dickens' short story entitled The Seven Poor...More

Thank Resiak85
Reviewed 2 September 2018

Really well laid out, gives you a real sense of what it would have been to a poor traveller. Welcoming staff and beautiful garden.Well worth a visit.

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