Visit

393 Old Commercial Road
Portsmouth
PO1 4QL

Opening hours

Currently closed.

Admission prices

Adult: £4.40
Senior Citizen: £3.90
Unaccompanied Child (U18): £3.40
Students: £3.40
Child (U18): Free when accompanied by a paying adult

How to get here

By car: Take the M275 into Portsmouth then turn left at Church Street Roundabout, following brown signs for Charles Dickens’ Birthplace. Turn left onto Wingfield Street and again onto Nelson Road. Turn left again onto Victoria Street. Old Commercial Road is at the very end. Alternatively, the Park & Ride service offers a quick and affordable way into the city, with a designated stop on route for the museum.

By train: The nearest railway station to the museum is Portsmouth and Southsea. From here it’s a 0.7 mile walk via Commercial Road.

By bus: The Charles Dickens’ Birthplace bus stop is operated by First on routes X4, 8, 20 and 700. It’s also a stop on the Park & Ride service.


Please note

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 for individual visitors is not required, just buy your tickets on the day. If you’re looking to organise a group visit, take a look at the information here.

Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

As our collection is far larger than we have space for in the museum, we keep many items in our off-site store. This is so they can be properly indexed and maintained, to be put on display when needed. We run occasional tours of the museum store between April and September. Check the events page for details on any upcoming store tours.