• Date: 2nd June 2018 - 3rd June 2018
  • Every week
  • Location: The Six Poor Travellers’ House, 97 High Street
    Rochester
    ME1 1LX
  • Cost: Free

View the house that was the inspiration for Dickens’ short story, “The Seven Poor Travellers”.

 

The original travellers rooms are open to the public and the house has a beautiful herb garden. 

There are also framed extracts from Dickens story allow visitors to experience the house through Dickens’ eyes.

Opening times

The house is open 11am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm Wednesdays to Sundays only (closed during parades)

Background

Through the generosity of Richard Watts who died in 1579, this charming Tudor Almshouse is situated in the high street, next door to the Visitor Information Centre. 

The house recently received news from a visitor at The Sweeps Festival that he knew someone who had walked from Wales and stayed in the house in the 1920’s. If you know anyone who has also stayed at the house before it closed on the 20th July 1940 then we would love to hear from you. Contact www.richardwatts.org.uk or make yourself known at the Six Poor Travellers House on your next visit.