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Dickens House Museum

Dickens House Museum Review

This house was originally the home of Mary Pearson Strong, on whom Dickens based the character of Betsey Trotwood, David Copperfield's aunt. Dickens lived here from 1837 to 1839 while writing The Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist. Some rooms have been decorated to look as they would have in Dickens' day, and there's a reconstruction of Miss Trotwood's room as described by Dickens. The house is in Broadstairs, 18 miles northeast of Canterbury.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Victoria Parade, Broadstairs, CT10 1QS | Map It
  • Phone: 01843/861232
  • Cost: £3.50
  • Hours: Apr. and May, daily 2–5; June–Oct., daily 10–5
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  • Location: Broadstairs
Updated: 06-11-2013

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