I have to state that Bleak house is first and foremost a running B&B and this review is purely of the Charles Dickens room and smugglers museum and not of the B&B itself.
My mum has always wanted to visit Bleak house and as we were in the area I decided to treat her.
We entered the property and I paid £8 (£4 per person), we were given a quick 1-2 minute mumble about the building with only a few clear words being heard. He then invited us to look around the smugglers museum in the basement of the house. This museum really needs cleaning the exhibits are covered in dust and looks like it hasnt been touched since the 1980s, the dummies in the exhibit look like they were painted in the early 90s by children. There are some exhibits that look unusual with no explaination to explain what they are or how they were used. In the basement of the house are 2 toilets with water (at least I hope it was water) on the floor along with toilet roll, we entered just after the place opened so it is clear the owners dont clean up at the beginning and end of the day.
Now we come to the Charles Dickens part of the property, this involves 1 room with "everything in here authentic" again huge disappointment (see photos). So many exhibits thrown into one small room making it look messy, the only good thing about this room is the view out of the window looking out to sea.
In conclusion save your money and dont visit unless you want to part with £4 for a 10 minute walk around looking at what may as well be blank walls.
As mentioned at the beginning this is not a review on the B&B side of Bleak house but purely the charles dickens room and smugglers museum.
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