Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum Museums
393 Old Commercial Road
The famous writer Charles Dickens was born in this modest house in Portsmouth, England in 1812. The house has miraculously survived and is now preserved as a museum furnished in the style of 1809 which is when John and Elizabeth Dickens set up the first home of their married life there.
There are three furnished rooms: the parlour, the dining room and the bedroom where Charles was born. The exhibition room features a display on Charles Dickens and Portsmouth, as well as a small collection of memorabilia: the couch on which he died at his house in Kent, together with his snuff box, inkwell and paper knife, poignant reminders of an author celebrated for his prodigious talents and creative output.
The museum has a well-stocked shop selling a wide and varied range of souvenirs, gifts, china and books, including all major works by Charles Dickens and biographies of this famous author.
Adult: £2. 50; Senior citizen: £1. 80; Child: £1. 50 Family: £6. 50.
Address393 Old Commercial Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 4QL
Opening times10am - 5.30pm
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