Charles Dickens’ Birthday

The Charles Dickens’ Birthplace Museum will open once again to celebrate the 210th anniversary of the great author’s birthday, on February 7. There will be the usual wreath-laying ceremony attended by the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, plus free entry to the museum all day. See our Private Bookings page for more information.

There will also be Private Bookings available all week following the birthday celebrations, where you can get the whole museum to yourself.

If you can’t wait that long to take a look around, why not settle in with our guided virtual tour of the museum – so you can take a glimpse inside Charles Dickens’ very first home, from the comfort of your own.