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“Elizabethan charity lives on.”

Six Poor Travellers House
Ranked #4 of 24 things to do in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Also open some weekend during winter.
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
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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 Travellers (where Dickens saw himself as the seventh traveller).
The house is now a museum, run by volunteers, with a few rooms open to the public and a courtyard and herb garden on the back.
It only takes 15 minutes or so to go around but bear in mind that it is not wheelchair accessible.

Thank Resiak85
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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.

Thank Peapod300
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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

Thank MLWTJW
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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Wonderful place to visit took me back in time to see where they stayed in there rooms for the night was great

Thank susan1953ashdown
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