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What a gem of a museum, tucked away in the middle of the High Street. Gave a truly fascinating insight into the history of the building, and the man who set it up.
And if you just want somewhere to sit and contemplate, relax and...More
A truly fascinating and welcoming little house and courtyard garden. The curator Elizabeth couldn't have been more helpful and informative about the history and background to the intriguing name. We were able to take the wheelchair into the house and mum walked the few steps...More
Found ourselves ambling through Rochester high st. Went into the The six poor Travellers house. Met by a charming lady with much knowledge and enthusiasm for the house and trust. Beautifully describes the history rooms well displayed and garden with such character. Loved the lantern...More
What an amazing house with so much charachter. You can just feel the spirit of the place as you walk in. It was also lovely to stand and have a chat with the lady who lives at the property. She was incredibly friendly towards me...More
Now this was a surprise. I was not aware of this tiny yet very important lovely little place. It clearly was one of the earliest charities and lasted for a good 400 years. I would recommend visiting if your visit to Rochester coincides with the...More
Rochester has an abundance of riches for any history junky; this charming stop along the High Street is definitely one of them; what's more, it's free, with donations welcomed. Within half an hour or so visitors will be rewarded with an appreciation of Richard Watts,...More
Stumbled onto this gateway by accident on our walk today and we're enchanted. Not only was it connected to Charles Dickens, but the Richard Watt Charity is still active today and still generously donates to less fortunate. Elizabeth was on hand to explain the history...More
We are a history group which had a day trip to Rochester. The highlight of our day was a group talk and tour of the House and garden. It brought the place to life and we learnt all about the Watts charity and its continuing...More