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Six Poor Travellers House

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Fascinating

What a gem of a museum, tucked away in the middle of the High Street. Gave a truly fascinating... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Victoria_Bx
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London, United Kingdom
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Fabulous Hidden Gem

An absolute revelation, in every way. I knew nothing about this house. The curator is fantastic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fenris55
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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97 High Street, Rochester ME1 1LX, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An absolute revelation, in every way. I knew nothing about this house. The curator is fantastic. Score: 25 out of 10. Thank you 👍🏻

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank David J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank TorontoToStart
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Questers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MonikaRM
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Unfortunately we were on a tight schedule and did not have time for a tour due to it closing in a short time. Information made it sound interesting and externally it was a pleasant building

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank ejfraser
Reviewed August 5, 2019

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

Date of experience: August 2019
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