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Six Poor Travellers House

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Must-see, well-preserved landmark presented by knowledgeable guide

This well-known landmark is a fixture of Rochester High Street, for good reason. It’s history... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jbombasaro
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Kent, United Kingdom
A special place to visit.

The little rooms for the poor travellers to sleep in told so much about the social conditions of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DEBORAH S
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Essex, United Kingdom
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Also open some weekend during winter.
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97 High Street, Rochester ME1 1LX, England
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All reviews courtyard garden short story little gem charles dickens well worth a visit charity house haven of peace opening times pretty garden historical house old house run by volunteers rochester high street interesting place free entrance step back in time real sense
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank DEBORAH S
Reviewed 4 weeks 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

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 16 September 2018

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 JayneW744
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.

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