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“Mr Dickens came from Buckland !”

Charles Dickens' Birthplace
Ranked #38 of 128 things to do in Portsmouth
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

If you are an avid fan then you should visit.....or maybe not ? you see the house has been restored and looks splendid however the area it is in has not, well it kinda has but the residents seem to object to anything nice so they keep messing it up, Buckland is a place where people that live there seem to like keeping an electrical appliance in there front gardens such as washing machines etc ! unfortunatly for this beutiful old residence the areas of Landport ( just as nice as Buckland)and Buckland have en-crouched either side of it, I might suggest that you close your eyes whilst on the way there and back to save yourself from the views.
Wear a Shell suit, a hoodie and a back to front baseball cap and pretend you have a speech impediment to fit in the the natives.

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Reviewed January 15, 2014

we went with great enthusiasm to see it as I have studied his books for English literature. what a disappointment. There was only a plaque mentioning the place -no parking and the museum was closed.

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

This building is located within a very attractive street, in a rather run down area of Portsmouth. The staff are friendly and unintrusive and the museum itself is fairly interesting. However, there isn't an awful lot to see so it doesn't take long to look round. There are some interesting facts about his life, and mistresses and I did learn more about Dickens which was the whole point of going. Would recommend it to others, but it probably would never be somewhere I'd think to visit a second time.

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

This gives you a brief history about dickens. Including a lock of his hair and the coach he died on in Kent. If you are in or around Portsmouth this is a must see and is well hidden so must look carefully. It is really cheap with free kids with just 1 adult. Less than an hour is recommended. It took me 30 minutes!

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Reviewed August 27, 2013

I'm a huge fan of Dickens so was very excited to visit the house where he was born. It exceeded my expectations: the staff were so friendly and enthusiastic; the house was decorated and maintained really well; and I loved that you could visit the room in which Dickens was born, and the couch on which he died, in the same place. The staff said a lot of people tend to find that quite morbid, but I thought it was a great contrast. I'm a sucker for a gift shop, too, and enjoyed looking at all the little Dickensian items for sale (and buying one or two for myself!).

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