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Dickens House Musuem

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Address: 2 Victoria Parade, Broadstairs CT10 1QS, England
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Worth a visit if you are in the area.

We wanted to see the Dickens House Museum as it is housed in the cottage that was Charles Dickens’ inspiration for the home of Betsey Trotwood in the novel ‘David Copperfield... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 4, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

Lovely little museum. Such love and care going into this house. The curator was very friendly and proudly showed us some of the artefacts. A really enjoyable visit.

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Sandy, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

We wanted to see the Dickens House Museum as it is housed in the cottage that was Charles Dickens’ inspiration for the home of Betsey Trotwood in the novel ‘David Copperfield’. His description of Betsey's cottage with its square gravelled garden full of flowers, and a parlour of old fashioned furniture, still fits today. We were shown around by a... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Not bad but not really worth the price of the entrance fee.It's a nice old house but has a very tenuous relationship to Charles Dickens.I am a great fan of Dickens but I didn't feel any sense of the great man here

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Thank Mick853
Blackford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

If you like Dickens' books it is really interesting. You can almost feel Charles Dickens' presence! Very interesting pictures and historic items.

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Thank nickyhenning
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Quaint little house packed with things to see - but don't be disappointed thinking Dickens lived here - he never did. However it has many things connected with him including original letters and first edition books and magazines which the charming curator will tell you about. Also has several room tableaux on a Victorian theme which are delightful. Go visit

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Thank Heeleymg
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

What a shame this place is let down by the grumpy old man in charge as the place itself is interesting although a bit stuck in the past with many of the displays (possibly that is part of the charm) quite dated I think he actually lives there - if so should be more attentive and caring

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Banstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

This museum is worth a visit it was charming and interesting. The curator is an elderly gent who was very keen to share his vast knowledge of Dickens. The museum is well located by the sea just by the information booth. Some interesting pieces to be see and read about. The books in the shop are a bargain at £1.99.... More 

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Thank caroline g
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

We found the Dickens House Museum a very interesting way of spending an hour or so in Broadstairs, with lots of interesting details about Dickens and his stories. It was enhanced by an introduction by the very knowledgeable gentleman collecting the entry fee.

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Thank Anne L
Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

I found very interesting I I find this very interesting although I visited a long time ago, as I live local. I would really recommend a visit if in the area. Reaks of atmosphere. Well worth a visit I

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Greeted by a very enthusiastic curator who gave us a potted history before looking around. Well presented for the space available and we spent an interesting hour there. Access to the upstairs is by a staircase only and the museum is only open in the afternoons, worth checking the website before a visit. There is a small gift shop which... More 

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