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Charles Dickens' Birthplace

393 Old Commercial Road, Portsmouth PO1 4QL, England
+44 23 9282 7261
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This is a well worth visit so much history in the house and the guides were so knowable about the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jee4646
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Luton, United Kingdom
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Historically important but does not deliver the goods

Think you are a Dicken’s fan, well this is the birthplace but for me it just did not deliver on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Scott D
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent34%
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  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“great man” (8 reviews)
“dickens fan” (8 reviews)
“early years” (4 reviews)
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393 Old Commercial Road, Portsmouth PO1 4QL, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a well worth visit so much history in the house and the guides were so knowable about the author house and family well worth the visit

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Think you are a Dicken’s fan, well this is the birthplace but for me it just did not deliver on many levels. I visited with high expectations and these were not met. Is it worth a visit, we’ll only you can decide. Portsmouth has a...More

Thank Scott D
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Reviewed April 29, 2018

Steep narrow staircases so sensible shoes. Was interesting but a bit expensive to go in. Shop in basement overpriced.

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Reviewed April 23, 2018

Not expensive to get in, interesting place to visit over three floors, the housekeepers are knowledgable too, small gift shop, photography allowed but no flash! Information paddles in each room and plenty written in foreign languages, we found it very interesting, especially if you chat...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

The Charles Dickens’ birthplace museum is located on Old Commercial Road, Portsmouth. As you enter the road through the brick wall entrance from Church Street you are seemingly taken back to a street scene from the Victorian era. The buildings are beautiful and bursting with...More

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Reviewed February 17, 2018

I visited Portsmouth specifically for two reasons, the famous maritime museum and Charles Dickens’s birthplace. When I arrived at the Dickens house, I was the only visitor. Before I left, several other people did visit. Viewers enter the house through the lower level, which happened...More

3  Thank Dan M
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Reviewed February 12, 2018

Most people mistakenly assume that Dickens was born in London ...but he was born in this house on commercial road Portsmouth (though it was then called Mile End terrace) Charles Dickens was born on 7th February 1812 - and in his birthday -every year -...More

1  Thank Lorna K
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Reviewed August 27, 2017

I visited here on my way to the Isle of Wight as opposed to exploring Portsmouth in any depth, but as a big fan of Dickens it was an absolute must see in my lifetime. The staff were incredibly friendly, helpful, and a really fun...More

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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Some quirky facts as well as finding out what various stories were based on. The people in the shop were lovely and if you lived in Portsmouth and had proof of address you get on free. The photos show the bed where he was born...More

1  Thank Caroline H
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Reviewed August 8, 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...More

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jr1of7
January 1, 2018|
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Response from VisitPortsmouth | Property representative |
Hello. In July, the Museum will be open Friday - Sunday only, 10am - 5.30pm. Admission price is £4.20 for adults. (Though both are subject to change) Hope that helps!
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