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Charles Dickens' Birthplace

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In Commercial Road is Charles Dickens birth place. Has a blue plaque on the outside of the house... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Ashford, United Kingdom
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A little oasis

We wandered onto Old Commercial Road purely by accident as we made our way on foot to Portsmouth... read more

Reviewed September 15, 2018
Bob C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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393 Old Commercial Road, Portsmouth PO1 4QL, England
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Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Went to look at this house as obviously a famous person was born here. Nice house to look at but nothing special. Didn't go inside but looked at the house and the surroundings. It's tucked away behind lots of blocks of flats and you have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fordy2014
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

In Commercial Road is Charles Dickens birth place. Has a blue plaque on the outside of the house stating that. It is a small museum but at the time of our visit it was closed.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank rayrest
Reviewed September 15, 2018

Really good value for money. Very interesting small house located in an atmospheric street. Helpful staff. A must for anyone who likes Dickens.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hadley94
Reviewed September 15, 2018

We wandered onto Old Commercial Road purely by accident as we made our way on foot to Portsmouth centre. As soon as you enter the road you are in in a quiet & calm area away from the main dual carriageway that runs behind it....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Bob C
Reviewed September 4, 2018

Thank you for all your information really enjoyable visit.The two guides were enthusiastic and interesting

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dawn P
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Great place to go gives an inside how Charles was raised and his background. Not expensive, 4.20 an adult. Can be a challenge getting there by car there’s a lot of back streets to go through. There is a car park nearby.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Derikasan
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Good experience seing Dickens birthplace but there isn't really much of a story told. It would have helped if there had been some kind of guide, book,- audio, -or perhaps a person.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ovemunk
Reviewed June 9, 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jee4646
Reviewed May 25, 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Scott D
Reviewed April 29, 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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January 1, 2018|
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!