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“A must for lovers of Dickens”

Six Poor Travellers House
Ranked #5 of 35 things to do in Rochester
Certificate of Excellence
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Chatham, England, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“A must for lovers of Dickens”
Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

This beautiful and historical house is a must for lovers of Dickens. Do check the opening times though as it is also a private house and has limited opening, especially during the winter. I have been twice and whilst it is small and doesn't take long to browse I discovered new information the second time. The tiny but perfectly formed Victorian garden is beautiful.

Visited April 2014
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  • Danish first
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Glasgow
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658 reviews
196 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 531 helpful votes
“Fascinating”
Reviewed 17 May 2014

It doesn't take long to see around this house but its history is fascinating and is told in a very simple way. It's very moving to think of the poor souls who have slept there, particularly as the custom only stopped in 1940. The outhouses they slept in - a room of one's own - and the beds were interesting to see. The house is still lived in so access is only ground floor and garden but it's well worth a visit.

Visited May 2014
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

it will only take half an hour to explore this little museum, but it's definitely worth it - a fascinating story.

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

This is well worth a visit - very interesting to see a glimpse of what life used to be like. I never knew people needed a pass to leave their parish. While we were there, a group came in and the man in charge of the museum gave an extremely interesting (and amusing) talk which made the visit much richer.

Visited May 2014
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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“INTERESTING - AND FREE!”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

We found the house very interesting, and had plenty of time to look around as we visited out of season and there were not many other people about. Lovely atmosphere and lots to see. Best of all - it is free!

Visited April 2014
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