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Dickens House Musuem

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Address: 2 Victoria Parade, Broadstairs CT10 1QS, England
Phone Number: +44 1843 861232
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Interesting and quaint

This museum is worth a visit it was charming and interesting. The curator is an elderly gent who was very keen to share his vast knowledge of Dickens. The museum is well located... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
caroline g
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Banstead, United Kingdom
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Romford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not bad but not really worth the price of the entrance fee.It's a nice old house but has a very tenuous relationship to Charles Dickens.I am a great fan of Dickens but I didn't feel any sense of the great man here

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Thank Mick853
Blackford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like Dickens' books it is really interesting. You can almost feel Charles Dickens' presence! Very interesting pictures and historic items.

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Thank nickyhenning
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Quaint little house packed with things to see - but don't be disappointed thinking Dickens lived here - he never did. However it has many things connected with him including original letters and first edition books and magazines which the charming curator will tell you about. Also has several room tableaux on a Victorian theme which are delightful. Go visit

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Thank Heeleymg
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

What a shame this place is let down by the grumpy old man in charge as the place itself is interesting although a bit stuck in the past with many of the displays (possibly that is part of the charm) quite dated I think he actually lives there - if so should be more attentive and caring

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Banstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is worth a visit it was charming and interesting. The curator is an elderly gent who was very keen to share his vast knowledge of Dickens. The museum is well located by the sea just by the information booth. Some interesting pieces to be see and read about. The books in the shop are a bargain at £1.99.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We found the Dickens House Museum a very interesting way of spending an hour or so in Broadstairs, with lots of interesting details about Dickens and his stories. It was enhanced by an introduction by the very knowledgeable gentleman collecting the entry fee.

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Thank Anne L
Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

I found very interesting I I find this very interesting although I visited a long time ago, as I live local. I would really recommend a visit if in the area. Reaks of atmosphere. Well worth a visit I

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Thank patmiddleton18
UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Greeted by a very enthusiastic curator who gave us a potted history before looking around. Well presented for the space available and we spent an interesting hour there. Access to the upstairs is by a staircase only and the museum is only open in the afternoons, worth checking the website before a visit. There is a small gift shop which... More 

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The museum was charming and interesting if you already have a love of Dickens' work. We were particularly impressed by the friendly welcome we received and how keen he was to share his extensive knowledge about the property and it's links with Charles Dickens.

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Thank Cadi H
Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This is an interesting place but it could be improved by proving more visual information to read. The displays are just numbered and there is no explanation about the items are used for. More anecdotes and personalization would've made it more interesting. Also, while the curator was interesting, he was rather rude to some in front of us when taking... More 

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