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“Could do better”

Charles Dickens' Birthplace
Ranked #38 of 128 things to do in Portsmouth
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Reviewed December 10, 2012

Not the best museum experience. Staff are great but the museum could be more interesting. A little disappointing perhaps for visitors who come from all over the UK and the world to see this birthplace.

Thank Scott D
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

what can i say going to visit the birth place of a famous person.... not very interestig unless you are a Charles Dickens enfusiast

Thank helinc
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

We have just returned from a trip to the Museum . Following the brown museum signs from the roundabout at the end of the M275, we thought it may be awkward to park, but found a pay and display park at the end of the cobbled stone street. The short walk to 393 , Old Commercial Road is like stepping back two hundred years in time.. The Georgian terrace is beautiful and original. I just wish there had been some costumed characters to complete the picture! the entrance to the museum is down stairs and through the original kitchen. as you go up to the parlour and the other family rooms, there are information boards explaining the functions and furnishings. you will not find Dickens in this house, but you will share the same space that he he occupied all those years ago..his story is told in pictures, photographs and words. All in all, an enlightening hour well spent and cheap at £4.00 per adult.

Thank John S
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

Well I thought we were going to visit a place where he wrote some of his best works. Infact he only lived in this place for about 3 months then the whole family moved. It was more about his family than anything else. Personally I wouldn't bother.

Thank 401traveller
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Don't go here expecting interactive exhibits. It's what it says on the label. Situated in a cul de sac of period buildings, you get a feeling of Dickens experiences. Quite sparse in furniture but interesting all the same.

Thank Jaqhutch
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