Explore the home of Charles Dickens in Portsmouth

Portsmouth, Hampshire

Get closer to Charles Dickens than ever before at a special weekend celebration inside the house where he was born.

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Charles Dickens was born in a small terraced house in Portsmouth, which now stands as a museum to the great writer. Inside, it's been restored and furnished to reflect middle class tastes of the time.

Now, in a special weekend celebration, visitors are invited to get closer to Dickens' first home than ever before. Between 8 - 11 December, visitors will get to walk fully around the home, getting up close with the furniture, ceramics, glass and decorations that have been faithfully maintained there.

There are three rooms to visit: the parlour, the dining room and the bedroom - where Dickens was born.

Among the items on display are the couch on which Dickens died at his house in Kent, his snuff box, an inkwell and his paper knife.

Costumed volunteers will be on hand during the weekend to give visitors the best ever feeling of what the house would have been like back in the early Victorian times.

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