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Dickens House Musuem

Address: 2 Victoria Parade, Broadstairs CT10 1QS, England
Phone Number: 01843 861232
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Ranked #19 of 47 things to do in Broadstairs
Type: Museums
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Brasilia, DF
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79 reviews 79 reviews
22 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Visiting Broadstairs there is no reason why not to visit the famous authors home museum. Interesting and specially for book lovers. We had chidlren with and they liked it too. History is always interesting. The museum also has a small museum shop. Nice and easy access in the centre.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It was what I expected and more. Fantastic setting where Bleak House was written and it's easy to see why. Good value to while away a couple of hours. Although some of the statues are less than realistic, the atmosphere is great and feels true to the setting. Recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The museum is housed in the cottage that was the inspiration for the home of the character Betsy Trotwood. The four rooms contain a lot of dickens memorabilia and items belonging to Dickens including a number of original letters and first editions. A very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide showed us around, explained the various exhibits and gave a great deal... More 

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Essex UK
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178 reviews 178 reviews
84 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Oh dear, this is just another Victorian house with a connection, but dusty, hot, an with exhibits whose description and labels had wandered, and some had fallen over. The old boy on the desk was amiable and willing, but really not up to it. Embarrassing, too, as there were overseas visitors there, and I heard a booking from a group... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I have spent many days down at Broadstairs during Dickens Festival week and I was spoilt for choice about things to see. This annual festival was the 77th event. I stumbled across it by chance last year and will be going every year now! The week opened on the 14th June with a Parade down the high st of characters... More 

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kanchanaburi thailand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

really good a guide talks to you with great gusto,lovely lot of dickens stuff very enjoyable,you get the feel of hstory as you walk around the place,loved how everything was set out you could imagine how it was all those years ago.

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Sutton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

This is just a short museum of Charles dickens it doesn't really figure to much of him only customs of the time and his dining room Quite a disappointment £6.00 for two adults If you really like to see Charles dickens and money tight skip this and go to bleak house where he rented it for 25 yrs you get... More 

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