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Charles Dickens' Birthplace

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In Commercial Road is Charles Dickens birth place. Has a blue plaque on the outside of the house... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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A little oasis

We wandered onto Old Commercial Road purely by accident as we made our way on foot to Portsmouth... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2018
Bob C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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393 Old Commercial Road, Portsmouth PO1 4QL, England
+44 23 9282 7261
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In Commercial Road is Charles Dickens birth place. Has a blue plaque on the outside of the house stating that. It is a small museum but at the time of our visit it was closed.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Really good value for money. Very interesting small house located in an atmospheric street. Helpful staff. A must for anyone who likes Dickens.

Thank Hadley94
Reviewed 15 September 2018

We wandered onto Old Commercial Road purely by accident as we made our way on foot to Portsmouth centre. As soon as you enter the road you are in in a quiet & calm area away from the main dual carriageway that runs behind it....More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Thank you for all your information really enjoyable visit.The two guides were enthusiastic and interesting

Thank Dawn P
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Great place to go gives an inside how Charles was raised and his background. Not expensive, 4.20 an adult. Can be a challenge getting there by car there’s a lot of back streets to go through. There is a car park nearby.

Thank Derikasan
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Good experience seing Dickens birthplace but there isn't really much of a story told. It would have helped if there had been some kind of guide, book,- audio, -or perhaps a person.

Thank Ovemunk
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This is a well worth visit so much history in the house and the guides were so knowable about the author house and family well worth the visit

Thank Jee4646
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Think you are a Dicken’s fan, well this is the birthplace but for me it just did not deliver on many levels. I visited with high expectations and these were not met. Is it worth a visit, we’ll only you can decide. Portsmouth has a...More

2  Thank Scott D
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Steep narrow staircases so sensible shoes. Was interesting but a bit expensive to go in. Shop in basement overpriced.

Thank lilypotter71
Reviewed 23 April 2018

Not expensive to get in, interesting place to visit over three floors, the housekeepers are knowledgable too, small gift shop, photography allowed but no flash! Information paddles in each room and plenty written in foreign languages, we found it very interesting, especially if you chat...More

Thank Tricko123
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2 January 2018|
Response from VisitPortsmouth | Property representative |
Hello. In July, the Museum will be open Friday - Sunday only, 10am - 5.30pm. Admission price is £4.20 for adults. (Though both are subject to change) Hope that helps!