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Six Poor Travellers House

Open Now: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Delightful intermate space looks comfy pretty garden written information displayed. Easy to get... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2019
cynthia p
Rochester, United Kingdom
via mobile
Very charming little museum

The old house looks fascinating. And their small court yard garden is exquisite when we visited in... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2018
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Also open some weekend during winter.
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97 High Street, Rochester ME1 1LX, England
+44 1634 823117
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Reviewed 13 February 2019 via mobile

Delightful intermate space looks comfy pretty garden written information displayed. Easy to get round free.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank cynthia p
Reviewed 31 December 2018

The old house looks fascinating. And their small court yard garden is exquisite when we visited in September. Not so much crowded on weekday. The curator lady is very friendly and knowledgeable.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank kotorich
Reviewed 21 December 2018

A small museum giving you a look at hospitality and charity that has been in operation since the 1500s. Usually not open in winter but the curator opened up when we where there in December so we dropped in. In summer the courtyard garden is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Mosspiglet
Reviewed 17 December 2018

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
2  Thank AlinaRC
Reviewed 16 December 2018

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 10 December 2018

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 8 December 2018 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 6 December 2018 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
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11 January 2017|
Response from Hayley G | Reviewed this property |
March-October Wednesday-Sunday 11am-1pm and 2pm-5pm