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“Interesting”

Charles Dickens' Birthplace
Ranked #38 of 129 things to do in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Very interesting place to visit, lots of information to read and very cheap to get in. They even have the sofa he died on....

Thank LottieLou13
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

such a famous man, it was great to understand the birth place and the inspiration of such a wonderful writer. the museum explains and shows such humble beginings that prove anyone can be famous with the right inspiration and determination.

Thank Elizabeth P
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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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