It was such a surprise to be able to enter Bleak House as it used to be closed 30 years ago! One first steps into a tiny cafe. There was no friendly greeting. There were a few miserable pastries on view in a cabinet. When I saw the scones I declined them. However, we noticed later that visitors were having afternoon tea in the adjoining dining room which looked ok through the open door. However, when we eventually asked if we could see any rooms, we were told that if we paid for "the tour" we could start in the cellar. This was extremely well done and I enjoyed the dark atmosphere, the various things in the museum, the connections with smuggling and the well labelled and presented exhibits. After that, we were shown up to two upper rooms with connections to Dickens. I would say it's definitely worth going but don't bother about tea or coffee.
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