The Dickens House Museum is housed in a cottage that was Victorian novelist Charles Dickens' inspiration for the home of Betsey Trotwood in his novel David Copperfield. Miss Mary Pearson Strong often served tea and cakes in her parlour to the writer and she inspired the character of Betsey, according to reminiscences of his son Charley. Items on view include his writing box and a sideboard, with the rooms and items also featuring in the novel.
7th April to 16th July
Wednesday to Sunday
1 pm to 4.30pm
19th July to 3rd September
Daily: 10am to 4.30pm
5th September to 30th October
Wednesday to Sunday 1pm to 4.30pm.
Last entry 4pm.
Child - under 16 years: £2
Family - 2 adults + 2 children: £10
Concession - student and anyone unable to access upstairs: £3.
The ground floor is accessible once the doorstep at the entrance is negotiated. Upstairs is only accessible to those that can climb a flight of stairs. There are areas downstairs to sit and read information about the attraction.
Picture Credit: © Thanet District Council.