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Dickens House Musuem

2 Victoria Parade, Broadstairs CT10 1QS, England
+44 1843 861232
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Delightful trip back to the Victorian era

This house has a connection to Dickens via his son, who visited a Miss Mary Pearson Strong, and who... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah C
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London, United Kingdom
Definitely Worth a visit dickens house museum

Very enthusiastic gentleman told us all of items of particular interest., and unusual facts - e.g... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Gill S
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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2 Victoria Parade, Broadstairs CT10 1QS, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This house has a connection to Dickens via his son, who visited a Miss Mary Pearson Strong, and who was the inspiration for the character, Betsey Trotwood in David Copperfield. The house has been sensitively preserved and you get a sense of how people from...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Very enthusiastic gentleman told us all of items of particular interest., and unusual facts - e.g. Charles bravery at a train crash. Photos can be taken. Good insight into his early life. Upstairs eclectic mix of Victorian memorabilia. Better value for money than bleak house.

Thank Gill S
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Whilst Dickens did not live in this house it does not detract from all of the fascinating history here, There are a number of very rare artefacts steeped in history. This along with the extremely knowledgeable curator makes for an extremely interesting visit,

Thank John P
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I love popping into the museum to buy (very affordably) his books. At £1.99 each, it's a great way to discover the works of this giant of British 19th literature. Having been schooled in France, I was fortunate to read Dickens' contemporaries from the other...More

Thank Vincent R
Reviewed 19 August 2017

This museum is based in a house formerly owned by a lady on whom Dickens based one of his characters so the connection is rather tenuous. Some interesting artefacts and details of Dickens life elsewhere, but not worth a special visit to Broadstairs, but if...More

Thank pat b
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Charles Dickens did not actually live in this house. It is where the lady on whom he based the character of Betsey Trotwood lived. It has been refurbished to reflect the style of the day and has much Dickens memorabilia in it. Pleasant little house...More

Thank Glimble
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This place is fusty, musty and needs a complete renovation to bring it up to the standard one expects nowadays from small museums. Random selection of items vaguely related to Dickens and Victorian times. Uninspiring to say the least.

Thank JECW_57
Reviewed 9 August 2017

small museum, only a few rooms in the museum. Many old maps etc on the walls many objects of interest on show in display cabinets.

Thank Gordon D
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We went here for one of my daughter's birthday treat as she wanted an afternoon tea. Although it was quite expensive the service was good and the food excellent. Only thing very annoyed about was because I'm disabled and my daughter had damaged her knee...More

Thank vampey666
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Very interesting museum in a beautiful old building on the sea front at Broadstairs. Lots of information about Dickens that we didn't know. We will definitely visit again.

Thank patriciamary126
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bandywhite
24 May 2015|
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Response from katherine w | Property representative |
Good Morning Dickens house Museum admissions prices are: Adult £3.75 Child (under 16 years old) £2.10 Family (2 adults and upt to 4 children) £10
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bandywhite
24 May 2015|
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Response from katherine w | Property representative |
Good morning The museum Admission prices are: Adult £3.75 Child under 16 years £2.10 Family (2 adults & 4 children) £10.00 Gift shop (free entry) All information for your visit can be found on our website We look... More
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