Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum

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Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum: The famous writer Charles Dickens was born in this modest house in Portsmouth, England in 1812. The house has miraculously survived and is now preserved as a museum furnished in the style of 1809 which is when John and Elizabeth Dickens set up the first home of their married life there. The furniture, ceramics, glass, household objects and decorations faithfully recreated the Regency style which Charles's parents would have favoured, although their actual possessions have long since been dispersed.

There are 3 furnished rooms: the parlour, the dining room and the bedroom where Charles was born. The exhibition room features a display on Charles Dickens and Portsmouth, as well as a small collection of memorabilia: the couch on which he died at his house in Kent, together with his snuff box, inkwell and paper knife, poignant reminders of an author celebrated for his prodigious talents and creative output.

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Famous house:5.3/10
Popularity rank: #1083
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Portsmouth, Solent City, Hampshire, South East England, Wessex, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
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Charles Dickens Birthplace

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Take M27 to M275. Follow brown Tourist signs to Charles Dickens Birthplace.

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Opening times (Mid May - September):
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
10:00 - 17:3010:00 - 17:3010:00 - 17:3010:00 - 17:3010:00 - 17:3010:00 - 17:3010:00 - 17:30

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£3.50£2.50£3.00£9.50

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Address: Charles Dickens Birthplace, 393 Old Commercial Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 4QL, UK
Phone: +44 23 9282 7261
Email: info@charlesdickensbirthplace.co.uk
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