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The Six Poor Travellers’ House

The museum is closed for maintenance work until further notice - October 2023

This house was truly interesting. The guide told us about the founding patron and some of the buildings history but the info boards tell a much deeper story. Our friends live just outside Rochester and despite walking past the building many times over many years had never previously been inside. As visitors to the area we followed them in and for the next 45 minutes were amazed at the generosity of the patron and how many years the facility was operational. A gem with wonderful hosts.

Trip Advisor, July 2022

Update July 2023

"The Six Poor Travellers' House will be closed until further notice for essential maintenance work

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.

See the History page for more information about The Six Poor Travellers' House.

Address: The Six Poor Travellers’ House

97 High Street, Rochester, Kent  ME1 1LX

Telephone: 01634 849861 during opening times only

Email: custodian@richardwatts.org.uk

Entrance to the house is free although donations are welcome and will go towards the upkeep of the house and gardens.

The house is closed during the winter months but for special arrangements to visit and group bookings please contact the Custodian.


The house has restricted access and is not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs. The house is a Grade One listed building of historic and architectural importance; it is not possible to make it accessible for wheelchairs or pushchairs without compromising the architecture. The house has been added to over the centuries and has many steps and differing levels. People with limited mobility are asked to bear this in mind if planning to visit.

Please respect the privacy and property of the Custodian.

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