Visitor Information for Charles Dickens’ Birthplace Museum
The Museum's address is:
Charles Dickens Birthplace
393 Old Commercial Road
The Museum is now closed until April 2018
The museum will be open on 9th & 10th December for our special Christmas opening, 10am - 5pm.
The museum will be open on 7th February 2018 to celebrate Charles' Dickens birthday, 10am - 5pm.
Please check back to this website for any special openings and follow the link to our events page.
2017 Admission prices
Senior Citizen: £3.70
Unaccompanied Child (U18): £3.20
Child (U18): Free when accompanied by a paying adult
Portsmouth residents free of charge (proof of residence required).
If you live in postcode areas PO1 to PO6, please bring proof of address such as a driving licence, utilities bill etc.
If you live in PO7 and are a Portsmouth resident, please bring a copy of your current Council Tax Bill.
We do not have an online ticketing system at present but we do accept all major payment cards, cash or cheques at the museum. Advance booking is not required, just buy your tickets on the day. For a complete listing of admission charges for all our museums and group prices click here
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.
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