Visitor Information for Charles Dickens’ Birthplace Museum

The Museum's address is:
Charles Dickens Birthplace
393 Old Commercial Road

2017 Opening Hours

Open Friday 31st March - Sunday 1st October 2017, Friday - Sunday only, 10am - 5.30pm.
Last entry 30 minutes before closing time.

Please note: A large school party will be visiting between 10am and 12 midday on 28th April, so the museum is expected to be very busy during this time. Please prepare for this if you plan to visit during those times and apologies for the inconvenience this may cause.

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2017 Admission prices
Adult: £4.20
Senior Citizen: £3.70
Unaccompanied Child (U18): £3.20
Students: £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

Dickens Quote:

A man who could build a church, as one may say, by squinting at a sheet of paper.