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Great little find

Right next door to the Albion Hotel where we were based, we stumbled upon this little gem. Quaint... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Small and interesting

Easy to find. A small and interesting museum. Staff helpful. Upstairs not suitable for... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Wendy W
Canvey, null, United Kingdom
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2 Victoria Parade, Broadstairs CT10 1QS, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We wanted to see the Dickens House Museum as it is housed in the cottage that was Charles Dickens’ inspiration for the home of Betsey Trotwood in the novel ‘David Copperfield’. His description of Betsey's cottage with its square gravelled garden full of flowers, and...More

12  Thank Sandygranny
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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...More

3  Thank penfolds_bin_95
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Right next door to the Albion Hotel where we were based, we stumbled upon this little gem. Quaint and well staffed, it was a lovely half an hour to spend on a rainy afternoon. A few interesting, thought provoking items. Well informed staff happy to...More

Thank Lizveall
Reviewed 1 October 2018

I visited this exceptional small museum in early August. As a lifelong Dickens fan, I was thrilled to learn more about Dickens and his experiences in Broadstairs. The visit was particularly meaningful as the building which houses the museum was once home to Mary Pearson...More

Thank DawnMarieTravels
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Easy to find. A small and interesting museum. Staff helpful. Upstairs not suitable for elderly or infirm. Stairs very crowded.

Thank Wendy W
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We had a short talk (5 minutes or so) from a member of staff telling us about some of the Dickens memorabilia on the ground floor. Then on the first floor there is a fairly random collection of Victoriana. Happy to visit as we were...More

Thank yellowmoon999
Reviewed 3 September 2018

During our extensive travels around the UK, My girlfriend and I have visited many museums both large and small. Many times we have found the latter welcoming, well curated and informative and indeed better than the well-known bigger ones. Not this “cottage”. The opening greeting...More

1  Thank Pickwick53
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Full of information about Ficjens writings and his inspiration for the books. An interesting place for literary buffs.

Thank Niroza H
Reviewed 17 August 2018

I popped into the museum simply to kill a little time, but I ended up staying there for over an hour. The staff were very well informed and very enthusiastic about Dickens. They were eager to share their love of the author

Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

I visited Dickens museum in July. I enjoyed this experience, because I read several Dickens novels. I was so glad because I entered in contact with the real life of this writer and his family. It was great

1  Thank Silvia D
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

I decided to visit this small musuem on my 23rd Birthday as i travelled kent and was sightseeing. Ive read many of Charles Dickens Books and so I was quite excited to look into his life. This musuem was adorable and the staff were amazing....More

Thank DeelanAssad
Reviewed 29 July 2018

It's a small museum with not a great deal to see - if you have a half hour to spare or if it's raining then its worth a quick tour round the house

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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
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