Six Poor Travellers House

  • Six Poor Travellers House
  • Six Poor Travellers House
  • Six Poor Travellers House

Key Features

  • Children Welcome
  • Educational visits accepted
  • Pre-booked coach groups welcome

Next door to the Medway Visitor Information Centre in Rochester is the a Tudor charity house founded by the Elizabethan MP Richard Watts to provide board and lodgings for six poor travellers and continued to do so right up to the Second World War.

The house and charity are immortalised in Dickens' Christmas short story entitled The Seven Poor Travellers.

A courtyard and herb garden attracts many visitors in the summer.

Opening Times

Open Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm (closed between 1pm to 2pm). Not open on Mondays and Tuesdays. The house is open some weekends during the winter months.

Ticket Info

Admission free of charge.


Road Directions Nearest major road is A2. Located in Rochester High Street.
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97 High Street
01634 845609

How to get here using public transport

Nearest station is Rochester. Turn right out of station, cross Star Hill (A2) into the High Street. Located 250 yards on the right.