External photograph of the Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum in Portsmouth


Celebrate the 212th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens at his first home, right here in Portsmouth.

Every year the Charles Dickens' Birthplace Museum hosts a special event to honour the great author, showcase his work and celebrate his connection to the city.

The event will be attended by the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, who will lay a wreath at the front door of the home on Old Commercial Road and lead the crowd in three cheers. There will also be members of the Dickens Fellowship Portsmouth Branch on hand to give readings throughout the day.

Once the celebrations conclude, the museum will throw open its doors for a day of free entry. Please note, due to the size of the museum and space restrictions inside, the indoor capacity will be limited. If you plan to go inside the museum, please allow plenty of time for your visit and prepare to queue outside.

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Charles Dickens' Birthday Anniversary


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