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Six Poor Travellers House

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Address: 97 High Street, Rochester ME1 1LX, England
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+44 1634 845609
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 16:00

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Dickens wrote a story based on this alms house- a must see

Entrance to this place is free. It is interesting since it is an original almshouse in Rochester and was stil lin use until the 1950s. Today the ground floor is a museum and the... read more

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Entrance to this place is free. It is interesting since it is an original almshouse in Rochester and was stil lin use until the 1950s. Today the ground floor is a museum and the upper floors are occupied. it has examples of the travelers accommodation, where they washed and their garden It was endowed by the term of Richard Watts's... More 

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Lystrup, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just linger a fem minutes and have a proper look at this beautiful building that has an interesting history.

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Sandy, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

We visited this Tudor charity house which was founded by the Elizabethan MP Richard Watts. There is no admission fee. When Richard Watts died in 1579 the house was known as the Rochester Almshouse. He left money in his will for the construction of six rooms to house poor travellers “for one night only unless sickness be the cause”. The... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

What a wonderful place of interest. The little rooms where people stayed and lovely tiny garden. A real gem in Rochester. Will go again

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

Lovely building - worth a visit. The Six Poor Travelers House is a 16th-century charity house in Rochester, Medway, founded by the local MP Richard Watts to provide free lodgings for poor travelers. Watts left money in his will for the benefit of six poor travellers, each of whom, according to a plaque on the outside of the building, would... More 

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Rochester, Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

The six poor travellers, as immortalised in Charles Dickens 'The Seven Poor Travellers', is open to the public free of charge, (donations welcomed) and is a little gem of history in such a busy historic High Street of Rochester. As a tour guide, I always start my tour here, mentioning that during the Christmas Dickens Festival, the 'Turkey Parade' takes... More 

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1 Thank John E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We have been coming to Rochester for many years but had never really noticed the house until this time. It is someones home that they let people wander around at certain times of the year. Very interesting insight into Mr Dickens habits. Very nice owners who will explain everything to you if you want to know.

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2 Thank Pam H
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I popped in here one day without planning it on my own. It's a lovely little museum of sorts, has a display cabinet of artefacts and relevant information about the building. The highlight for me personally was the garden around the back. The house is free to visit but there is a donation box.

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Thank Drew D
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Run by volunteers, if the door's open, go in, all they ask is a small donation when you leave. It is quirky yet a sobering testament to times past.

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

An interesting, informative visit. With a pleasant welcome the house is an interesting, informative visit. I found the bedrooms interesting and liked the quaint garden.

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