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Address: 2 Victoria Parade, Broadstairs CT10 1QS, England
Phone Number: +44 1843 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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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

As a bibliophile I jumped at the chance to visit the museum whilst staying in Broadstairs, it holds many interesting pieces and the Gentleman who was working there that day was very friendly, knowledgeable and his passion for dickens shone through. Great gift shop too.

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Stoke on Trent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you have read David Copperfield the parlour will be familiar to you. There are many artefacts to see including first editions, Doulton toby jugs and other associated Dickens' memorabilia. Great sea view from the upstairs window. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable guide and a shop with good value books. The draw though is that you can imagine Charles Dickens sitting here, taking... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A small well stocked museum at which one is guided by the somewhat eccentric curator who has a wealth of Dickensian knowledge.

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Tamworth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The real claim to fame for this building is that it was the inspiration for the character of Betsy Trotwood in David Copperfield. The museum itself is quite small and does not have a great deal going for it.

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Luxembourg
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Value for money and informative staff on hand to explain in detail the items on display. A must if you are visiting Broadstairs during Dickens week in June.

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Whittlesey, null, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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
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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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Address: 2 Victoria Parade, Broadstairs CT10 1QS, England
Phone Number: +44 1843 861232
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Broadstairs
Average Prices: USD 3 - 3

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