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Six Poor Travellers House

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Address: 97 High Street, Rochester ME1 1LX, England
Phone Number: +44 1634 845609
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A fourpenny for your 6?

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Petrina B
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank Petrina B
Rochester, Kent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Thank John E
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Hayley G
Orpington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We popped into this amazing little museum which certainly paints a picture of the gloom and hardship faced by so many in the 16th century, a man clearly ahead of his time, Richard Watts set up this incredible charity. As the name says this place was set up for weary travellers and must have proved a haven, enabling people to... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This was the second time I had been here, and as I had enjoyed it before, I took a second look. The displays are small, but cover the material well, the history of the building and it's services are fascinating, and there is a lovely little courtyard garden at the back.

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Thank Hazel W
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Worth a 20-minute look around to check out the very interesting history of the home. Donations suggested but no pressure.

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Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Interesting artefacts and gorgeous building. Well presented information and items of historical interest. Insightful and humbling.

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