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Six Poor Travellers House

Closed Now: 11:00 - 16:00
Open today: 11:00 - 16:00
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Smashing little museum

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

Reviewed 13 October 2018
KentOyster
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Fascinating history.

This is a little gem of a find in Rochester. Very well maintained with a charming garden. Endowed... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
321mdt
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Lewes, 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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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
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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
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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.

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
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brian B
Reviewed 1 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Resiak85
Reviewed 1 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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Peapod300
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

A great place to wander around and see how it actually was in a time that was not that long ago easy to read the displays which were few but interesting

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank MLWTJW
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