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“Goosebumps”

Charles Dickens' Birthplace
Ranked #36 of 122 things to do in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Warkworth, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Goosebumps”
Reviewed August 9, 2012

Beautiful and quiet nd understated and totally worthy of the great man himself. Staff were friendly and helpful, my son who is a CD fan from way back will love the goodies I got him.

Visited August 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“The House where he was Born”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

A cute house on the outskirts of Portsmouth, where his Father worked in the Customs Payroll. My mother would have loved this house. You could live there today. I really liked it. And the gift shop.
It is a small, unassuming house, on a quiet nondescript residential suite. I thought it was well worth visiting. It was really a comfortable house for Dickens to have been born in. Not squalid, but comfortable. Such as anyone could have been born in, in the 1950's in England.

Visited May 2012
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Thank A S
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Fareham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“great piece of local history.”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

what a great insight into the life of such a creative man.

Visited June 2012
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Thank joyce k
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Naples, Italy
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Expensive”
Reviewed June 30, 2012

Once we found the place, my Italian friends who are studying Dickens in October at school wanted to go inside. The price for the 4 of us was very expensive. What can be shown of Dickens, only what he left behind. The rooms were sparse with exhibits, which were put in a few rooms top and bottom and attic. It was interesting for the students, but far too expensive. This type of exhibition should be £2 at the most, nothing more. If you are a Dickens fan then you will enjoy no matter what the price, but when you have 4 people, very expensive for a very short visit.

Visited June 2012
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Thank Reginald K
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Gosport, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“On One's Doorstep”
Reviewed June 25, 2012

Near the heart of town and one barely notices it being there. Gives one a sense of pride being associated with Dickens.

Visited March 2012
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Thank LaviniaS_12_12
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