Charles Dickens Birthplace

In 1812 Charles Dickens was born in this small house and spent his childhood here. The house has been restored and furnished in the style of the period. A small exhibition includes the green velvet sofa on which Charles Dickens died in Gad's Hill (Kent) on 9 June 1870.

Useful information

Address:

Old Commercial Road, PO1 4QL Portsmouth

Phone:

+44 23 9282 7261

Price:

4.20 £

Opening hours

end Mar-end Sep: Fri-Sun 10am-5.30pm, last admission 30min before closing; rest of year: open occasionally

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