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Six Poor Travellers House

Heritage and Gardens
Heritage and Gardens

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.

This Grade One listed building is no longer used as an almshouse. The accommodation on the upper floors is occupied by the Custodian and the ground floor has been converted into a museum for all to visit.

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



Entrance to the house is free, although donations are welcome.


97 High Street Rochester


Opening Times

This years opening date is Friday 15th April. During the summer open season (subject to any Government restrictions): Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 1pm 2pm to 4pm Last entry 3.45pm

Groups welcome
Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
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