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Six Poor Travellers House

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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.


Six Poor Travellers House


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


The Six Poor Travellers House is closed until further notice. This is to facilitate essential maintenance works required.


97 High Street Rochester


Opening Times

Closed until further notice, due to essential maintenance works.

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