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“A Step back through History”

Charles Dickens' Birthplace
Ranked #39 of 130 things to do in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Came in a group and were greeted in a friendly informative manner. The Georgian house is on 4 floors with all the rooms dressed in the period and information on each room available. Lots of seating and there are toilets and a small shop but no café. We went Morrisons for a drink, you could also park there as its just over the road and use the underpass. I've also done the guided Dickens walk around Portsmouth which is fascinating.

Thank PamC149
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Reviewed 6 August 2017

The house of the famous writer is an interesting museum where you can find several things belonged to Dickens (also the sofa where he died) and related to the historical background. You can buy books and gadgets in the shop.

Thank KaZuccotti
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Having visited the Birthplace on several occasions over the years, starting from a period when the contents were very limited, it was good today to enjoy the ambience of a furnished home. Yes, I know that Dickens left Portsmouth when he was two and the majority of the furniture is simply of the period, but it provides a fair picture of how it would have been. A friendly and helpful welcome on arrival added to our experience and, reading the information boards and note plus looking at the displays filled a good hour. The House is a little away from the central area but is well worth seeking out.

Thank bsandrs
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

Perfect for literature lovers and readers of all types, whether you're a Dickens fan or not. Particularly poignant is the fact that they have the sofa that the great man died on.

Thank danecobain
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Reviewed 4 June 2017

We visited this attraction on a friday at 11.00am. It is only open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during summer for some reason. We were welcomed and directed into the basement area where the official start of the tour is located. This area also has a shop where you can buy almost anything Dickens related, a treasure trove of usual and unusual items. There is an informative introduction to the tour and you then make your way around the house. Each room has information on it's contents and use and the rooms are full of furniture and household items true to the Dickens period of occupation although few were owned by the Dickens family. If you are a Dickens fan or history buff the museum is excellent. It brings the early years and family life of Charles Dickens alive and is well worth a visit.

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