The Six Poor Travellers’ House

Make the most of the limited opening hours for this little gem. Friendly owners present a fascinating and beautiful property and garden with great exhibits that are informative but don’t overwhelm you. Great to hear about the Charity’s legacy and how it’s still helping people centuries on. It’s free but was more than happy to leave a donation.

Trip Advisor, Sept 2020

What a lovely little gem of a place on Rochester High Street! I've walked past it hundreds of times, never been in mistake!
Great history, well preserved, a lovely herb garden at the back. And a really interesting overview of it, from one of the guides.
I knew about the Watts Charities, they have almshouses in Rochester, but hadn't appreciated all of the history.
I recommend going inside and seeing it for yourself.

Trip Advisor, August 2020

The Six Poor Travellers is closed until Easter 2021. Thank you to all who have visited and supported us.  

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.


Due to Coronavirus we are limiting visitor numbers to a maximum of six people in the museum at any one time and all visitors must wear face masks or they will be refused entry. In addition, strict social distancing must be maintained. 

Closed until Easter 2021.

Opening times will be:
Wednesday to Sunday
11am to 1pm

2pm to 4pm

Last entry 3.45pm


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.

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