We visited this Tudor charity house which was founded by the Elizabethan MP Richard Watts. There is no admission fee. When Richard Watts died in 1579 the house was known as the Rochester Almshouse. He left money in his will for the construction of six rooms to house poor travellers “for one night only unless sickness be the cause”. The... 更多
What a wonderful place of interest. The little rooms where people stayed and lovely tiny garden. A real gem in Rochester. Will go again
Lovely building - worth a visit. The Six Poor Travelers House is a 16th-century charity house in Rochester, Medway, founded by the local MP Richard Watts to provide free lodgings for poor travelers. Watts left money in his will for the benefit of six poor travellers, each of whom, according to a plaque on the outside of the building, would... 更多
The six poor travellers, as immortalised in Charles Dickens 'The Seven Poor Travellers', is open to the public free of charge, (donations welcomed) and is a little gem of history in such a busy historic High Street of Rochester. As a tour guide, I always start my tour here, mentioning that during the Christmas Dickens Festival, the 'Turkey Parade' takes... 更多
We have been coming to Rochester for many years but had never really noticed the house until this time. It is someones home that they let people wander around at certain times of the year. Very interesting insight into Mr Dickens habits. Very nice owners who will explain everything to you if you want to know.
I popped in here one day without planning it on my own. It's a lovely little museum of sorts, has a display cabinet of artefacts and relevant information about the building. The highlight for me personally was the garden around the back. The house is free to visit but there is a donation box.
This was the second time I had been here, and as I had enjoyed it before, I took a second look. The displays are small, but cover the material well, the history of the building and it's services are fascinating, and there is a lovely little courtyard garden at the back.
Worth a 20-minute look around to check out the very interesting history of the home. Donations suggested but no pressure.
Lovely old house that was opened and became the first Charity. Not to say too much but worth a little visit when in the Rochester area. Small donations (optional) welcome for the upkeep. Open Tuesday to Sunday in the high season. Not sure outside that. Great to see inside the hose and out in the garden.