Dickens House Museum
Dickens House Museum celebrates Charles Dickens' long connection with Broadstairs (1837-1851). It is housed in the cottage that was Charles Dickens' inspiration for the home of Betsey Trotwood in David Copperfield. According to the reminiscences of Charles Dickens son Charley, they regularly had tea there with Miss Mary Pearson Strong, and her belief of her right to stop the passage of donkeys in front of her cottage became the donkey incident for the character of Betsey Trotwood.
Visitors will see items that once belonged to Charles Dickens including letters written about Broadstairs, his writing box and mahogany sideboard, along with a fine collection of prints by H K Browne (Phiz), one of Dickens' principal illustrators. There are also displays of Dickensian memorabilia, Victorian costumes and Victoriana, as well as a feature on "Our English Watering Place".
It was in 1851 that Charles Dickens wrote this affectionate record of the town and its inhabitants.
Opening Hours for 2019 (last entry 4pm):
Good Friday 19th April to Saturday 15th June daily 1pm- 4.30pm
Sunday 16th June to Saturday 31st August daily 10am - 4.30pm
Sunday 1st September to Sunday 27th October daily 1pm- 4.30pm
November Weekends only (2nd & 3rd and 9th & 10th) 1pm - 4.30pm
Closed December - Good Friday 2020
Opening hours for 2020 (last entry 4pm)
Good Friday 10th April - Sunday 21st June daily 1pm-4.30pm
Monday 22nd June - Saturday 29th August daily 10am-4.30pm
Sunday 30th August - Saturday 31st October daily 1pm-4.30pm
November weekends only 1pm-4pm
Closed December to Good Friday 2021
Guide Dogs, Hearing Dogs and Registered Assistance Dogs welcome
Groups: £2.20 under 16's, £3.20 adults