The Six Poor Travellers’ House

A great little museum and garden, full of history about the poor travellers and their accommodation.

An informative and enthusiastic guide who clearly knows her history, not only of The Six Poor Travellers' House, but of other properties in Rochester too.

Well worth a visit.


Trip Advisor, August 2021

Great little museum with a fascinating history and insights in to a transient part of Rochester's history; the thousands and of travellers that over the course of nearly 400 years each spent a night in this house. Like with many other parts of Rochester, Charles Dickens visited and wrote about it. The Custodian who greeted us was brilliant and explained the museum and its history to us with great enthusiasm. Highly recommended. 

Trip Advisor, August 2021

The Six Poor Travellers is open from Friday 15th April 2022

Opening times are:
Wednesday to Sunday
11am to 1pm

2pm to 4pm

Last entry 3.45pm

As this is a private residence we would prefer people to wear a mask if possible.

Thank you for your co-operation.

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.

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

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.



The Six Poor Travellers’ House

97 High Street





01634 823117 during opening times only

During the winter months the house is closed for maintenance but opens over some weekends.


Please bear in mind that access is limited and is unsuitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.

Please respect the privacy and property of the Custodian. Please don't bring food or drink into the house.