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Great Expectations and not disappointed

Chares Dickens writing room in "Bleak House", where he wrote much of "David Copperfield", I found... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Never saw museum.

Difficult to locate. Not well signposted. Had to ask passers by. Could not get up the stairs... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Wendy W
Canvey, null, United Kingdom
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The summer home of Charles Dickens, where he wrote his famous novel "David Copperfield".
Bleak House Fort Road, Broadstairs CT10 1EY, England
+44 1843 862224
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 October 2014

The Tower section of Bleak House was used by Dickens and the rest added as an extension later, I paid £4 to be allowed to wonder around this great authors former residence. What can you buy for £4 these days a cup of coffee and...More

5  Thank John547
N_H_M_12, Public Relations Manager at Bleak House Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2015

Thank you for you review on your tour at Bleak House. Its always nice to sit and have a cup of tea and a slice of cake after looking around our historical building. Kind Regards Nicola.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 20 October 2017

A friend wanted to surprise me as a treat to view Bleak House, well what a surprise it turned out to be. The actual building is beautiful and staff are welcoming, I don't know what the food and entertainment facilities are like as I only...More

5  Thank Helen B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed in the Copperfield Suite and what a great choice.The staff could not do enough to make a short break into an unforgettable experience.In addition if you need an encyclopaedic knowledge of the house and DIckens himself then Lee is your...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chares Dickens writing room in "Bleak House", where he wrote much of "David Copperfield", I found very atmospheric. It is full of artefacts relating to the great man, not a "high tech" display, and a bit dusty, but personally I found it added to the...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2018

Difficult to locate. Not well signposted. Had to ask passers by. Could not get up the stairs to museum. Garden beautiful and a good place for a coffee.

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I would say that the highlight of the museum was the smuggler tunnels- apparently they lead to various parts of the town which is all so exciting! I went down with my siblings and the tunnel was great fun with the soldier and all- felt...More

1  Thank Salsabeel M
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Lovely building and gardens. Impressive entrance and rooms. Great view from Dickens' study. The museum had lots of information/artefacts related to smuggling. How amazing it would be if the tunnels could be made safe! It is a little dusty in places and could do with...More

Thank P101RZcatherineb
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We were mesmerized by all the history and the talk by Lee was very discriptive as well as amusing! its a must see whod have guessed there were underground tunnels leading all the way to over 17 destinations along the coast-WOW we had a fun...More

1  Thank Jan T
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Visited the museum. £4 per person. The guide was very good, the museum was okay. You get to sit in a window where Charles Dickens used to write & go under the house where there were smuggler tunnels.

Thank Nigel G
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Very nice , good old building with lots of history, the views are great, ideal mini day out for the family , need more buildings like this in broadstairs as broadstairs is wonderful , since moving here from london with my family have enjoyed the...More

1  Thank Rachel W
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Stayed one night had a great night at the bar which was once Charles Dickens dinning room , great breakfast and was shown around the whole house at the end of our stay , amazing place well worth a stay

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

Went to Broadstairs as a mystery stopover for a few hours. Not been here before and didnt have much money. Found Bleak House a great place. People staying in the B & B but i went round the tour of the museum. Very reasonable and...More

1  Thank Shirley R
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4 March 2016|
Response from shirley a | Reviewed this property |
Hi it's open Monday to Saturday 11.00 - 5.00 pm