Six Poor Travellers House

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.


Opening Times

During the summer open season (subject to any Government restrictions):

Wednesday to Sunday
11am to 1pm
2pm to 4pm
Last entry 3.45pm


97 High Street

Entry Price

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