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Six Poor Travellers House

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Interesting insight into English history

Small but an interesting insight into a part of English history, and also with a Dickens connection.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sauna_Boss
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London, United Kingdom
Six poor travellers

A visit to Rochester is not complete without a stop at the six poor travellers. This little house... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Karen_g_uk
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London
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97 High Street, Rochester ME1 1LX, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Small but an interesting insight into a part of English history, and also with a Dickens connection.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sauna_Boss
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A visit to Rochester is not complete without a stop at the six poor travellers. This little house has bundles of history and charm and tells wonderful stories of a charity that hundreds of years later still helps people in need. A special mention to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The building was interesting but the information I found confusing and not of much use. The gdn is as big as the house and the plants are labelled with their uses etc. Due to it being dickens weekend the house was crowd.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nannanorfolk
Reviewed 26 October 2018

This well-known landmark is a fixture of Rochester High Street, for good reason. It’s history extends far beyond Charles Dickens story and actually began in 1490. It has served as an almshouse, a penitentiary, and a travellers’ lodge. The small, ground floor museum traces this...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jbombasaro
Reviewed 24 October 2018

The little rooms for the poor travellers to sleep in told so much about the social conditions of the the times. We stumbled upon this museum half an hour before it was due to close at the end of the day & I am so...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank DEBORAH S
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Nick A
Reviewed 13 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank KentOyster
Reviewed 2 October 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank 321mdt
Reviewed 2 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Weberman
Reviewed 30 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carol T
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