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Address: 2 Victoria Parade, Broadstairs CT10 1QS, England
Phone Number: 01843 861232
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Charming museum with well informed staff

This museum is an excellent way to spend an hour, especially if you're a Dickens fan. Two floors of Dickens artifacts. A member of staff gave us a tour of the first room. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Whittlesey, null, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

A great short visit museum, only a few rooms but they are very well set out, lots of memorabilia to see. The old chap behind the desk was a joy to talk to. 😊

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The eccentric guides to this quaint Museum were very charming and could almost be from the pages of a book. I naively imagined that Dickens had owned or rented this house. The lack of apostrophe over the door is a clue. Came away with a great feel for his use of real characters in the novels, such as Betsy Trotwood.... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

If you are a fan you MUST see it. Lovely couple welcomed us the husband at reception and the wife, the curator, started the tour with us explaining Dickens life in this house before he moved to Bleak House. Well displayed and detailed. The house is in good condition and well maintained. Absolutely worth a visit.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This museum is an excellent way to spend an hour, especially if you're a Dickens fan. Two floors of Dickens artifacts. A member of staff gave us a tour of the first room. We weren't sure if this was usual or because staff was available, but it was greatly appreciated. Many news articles, letters and photographs to view along with... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I had no idea what to expect but certainly didn't expect a guided tour. The two guides were friendly, enthusiastic and keen to share their knowledge. They gave me the relevant information for that room then left me to look around. When I went into the next room, they did the same and then left me to look around upstairs... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Lovely house with some original pieces and Victoriana. I joined a group tour (of children who had come all the way from France!) The gift shop was also very nice. In short, if you're a Dickens fan and you're in the area, do go!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This museum has been here for many years and luckly has changed. I think it is still run by the same family for the past 30-40 years. Quaint and you really get a feel for Dickens history. Superb

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Brasilia, DF
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79 reviews 79 reviews
22 attraction reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

If you are a fan , you have the moral obligation to visit the Dickens house if you are passing through broadstairs . Certainly worth it!

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We popped into here on the last day of our holiday - I found it interesting - but my 12 year old, who had studied Charles Dickens at school, was completely freaked out by it and found it very un-nerving.

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Romford, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I wanted to see this because years ago when I was about 10 my mother used to clean here and I remember going along and trying to play the piano. Sadly I did not remember as much as I thought I would but it was still interesting and volunteers on hand willing to share their knowledge with you which was... More 

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