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Charles Dickens' Birthplace

393 Old Commercial Road, Portsmouth PO1 4QL, England
+44 23 9282 7261
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Incredible history!

It is easy to take heritage for granted. We walk past it every day. But if you live in or near the... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2016
Jennifer P
Must see but unlucky was closed

I'm a huge fan of Charles Dickens and unlucky it's closed for the season. I was not able to fit in... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
D E
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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  • Average14%
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393 Old Commercial Road, Portsmouth PO1 4QL, England
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Reviewed 7 November 2016

It is easy to take heritage for granted. We walk past it every day. But if you live in or near the great city of Portsmouth then you really should take in this amazing piece of genuine history. We are incredibly lucky (in this area)...More

Thank Jennifer P
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

I'm a huge fan of Charles Dickens and unlucky it's closed for the season. I was not able to fit in a better time to visit but still wanted to see.. Will go back hopefully on a better time and give a better rating as...More

Thank D E
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is a small museum which is quite hard to find, but worth it when you get there. It's a lovely little museum with knowledgeable staff. each room has information about thye room and what is in it. Well worth a visit

1  Thank purplecatlover
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

Great for the Dickens enthusiast - I wasn't aware he had been born in Portsmouth until I saw the leaflet! Lots of interesting pictures and book reviews from the era, and the gift shop is very reasonable, especially the books!

Thank Tibbiegirl
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Interesting place. Worth seeing. Council Estate location bit dodgy but in day light hours you should be alright. Parking on street bit dodgy.

Thank Siroisan
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Reviewed 30 May 2016

I didn't realise Dickens was born in Portsmouth until reviewing places to visit on TripAdvisor. A great representation of how the house would have been during the 1800's. It only takes about 30 minutes to walk around, but is worth the time if you are...More

3  Thank Stuart B
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

I very much enjoyed a visit to this house. I am a fan of Charles Dickens and couldn't complete this trip without a visit her. It was lovely. Great to get some information from the staff downstairs prior to beginning your self guided tour. There...More

2  Thank Nataleec7
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

I appreciate that the building is of historical significance but, in my opinion, there are other museums that better reflect Charles Dickens. Yes he was born here (7th February 1812) but the family moved away in June 1812. A lot of the artefacts have been...More

3  Thank Pamjo444
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Reviewed 2 May 2016

Such a lovely little place, the staff knowledgable and obviously passionate about it, a pity it is not more popular, tucked away in a quaint little street with the church where Charles Dickens was christened too. Nicely preserved and certainly brings your imagination alive, to...More

Thank Jan C
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Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Very interesting, need to bring the children back. Very good value for money. Well worth the visit. Wish we had come earlier

Thank alexr1408
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jr1of7
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Response from VisitPortsmouth | Property representative |
Hello. In July, the Museum will be open Friday - Sunday only, 10am - 5.30pm. Admission price is £4.20 for adults. (Though both are subject to change) Hope that helps!
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