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Six Poor Travellers House

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Fascinating small museum

This small museum has a fascinating history to tell. It appears in a Dickens' short story and was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
AlinaRC
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Hertfordshire
A Unique, 'Must-See' in Rochester

We have been making the Six Poor Travellers House a regular stop-off on our history walking tours... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
RHWT1961
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Rochester, United Kingdom
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97 High Street, Rochester ME1 1LX, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This small museum has a fascinating history to tell. It appears in a Dickens' short story and was used as a safe place to stop for poor travellers from the 16th century till the 1940s. The the two front rooms facing the high street give...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been making the Six Poor Travellers House a regular stop-off on our history walking tours of Rochester for some time now. Liz, the custodian, has done a fantastic job in presenting the building in superb form. Don't be fooled by the somewhat plain...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Small but an interesting insight into a part of English history, and also with a Dickens connection.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit to Rochester is not complete without a stop at the six poor travellers. This little house has bundles of history and charm and tells wonderful stories of a charity that hundreds of years later still helps people in need. A special mention to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building was interesting but the information I found confusing and not of much use. The gdn is as big as the house and the plants are labelled with their uses etc. Due to it being dickens weekend the house was crowd.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jbombasaro
Reviewed 25 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank DEBORAH S
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Nick A
Reviewed 14 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
1  Thank KentOyster
Reviewed 3 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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