Private bookings

Have the museum all to yourself!

The Charles Dickens’ Birthplace Museum is open on selected days throughout the year, for private visits by one family group at a time, providing exclusive access to the first home of the celebrated author.

The museum is compact, with areas where it isn’t possible for visitors to keep a safe social distance. So we’re offering private booking sessions where your small group can have the museum to yourself.

Normal admission charges will apply for all visitors, with a requirement to pay in advance at the time of booking.

Laminated, cleanable cards will be available for each group to use as they walk around the museum, giving details about each room. You can also look out for QR codes to scan for more in-depth information during your visit.

Upcoming dates:
9 November
12 November
30 November
9 December
10 December
15 December
16 December
17 December

Bookings last for one hour – please enquire for timings and availability. For enquiries and bookings email MVS@portsmouthcc.gov.uk.