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Venues don't come more distinctive than the birthplace of one of the world's most famous authors. This charming house is located in an unspoilt Georgian Street, complete with cobbled stones and Regency lampposts. Full of character but our most intimate venue, the birthplace holds up to 16 guests and is perfect for that exclusive, first-class event.

Charles Dickens was born in this house, then known as 1 Mile End Terrace, on 7th February 1812. It was the first married home of his parents, John and Elizabeth Dickens. Here you can experience the authentic atmosphere of the comfortable Regency home which would have greeted the new-born Dickens.

Much of Victorian Portsmouth still remains in the city’s streets and heritage, drawn upon by Dickens himself in Nicholas Nickleby. The Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum is the perfect place to start exploring and experiencing the work of one of England’s most famous and best-loved writers. The home in which he lived for a short time has been lovingly restored and furnished to illustrate middle-class tastes of Dickens' era. The furniture, ceramics, glass, household objects and decorations faithfully recreate the Regency style which Charles's parents would have favoured.

You will have private use of the whole venue, including the garden, for two hours. Your ceremony will take place in the Exhibition Room and there is also the option for Champagne and canapés afterwards.

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Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum

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Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum, 393 Old Commercial Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 4QL
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Tel023 9283 4737

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Available All Year (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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