Dickens House Museum - Broadstairs, Kent

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Adapted as a museum and gift shop to celebrate Charles Dickens' association with Broadstairs. The house was once the home of Miss Mary Pearson on whom Dickens based much of the character of Miss Betsey Trotwood, in his novel David Copperfield. Includes items owned by Charles Dickens including letters written from or about the town of Broadstairs, a Mahogany sideboard, a collection of prints by H. K. Browne. Open daily throughout the summer season. Parties and school groups are welcome by arrangement with the Honorary Curator, Mrs Lee Ault.


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About Broadstairs

Broadstairs is a small seaside town with associations with Charles Dickens. It has 7 neighbouring bays including Viking Bay and Botany Bay.


About Kent

Broadstairs is located in the county of Kent. Kent is known as the 'Garden of England', but also boasts many miles of coastline stretching round from the Thames estuary to East Sussex. The coast line includes the famous white cliffs of Dover.


Other places to visit in Kent

Broadstairs - Chatham - Deal - Dover - Dungeness - Dymchurch - Faversham - Folkestone - Gravesend - Herne Bay - Hythe - Lydd on Sea - Margate - Ramsgate - Rochester - Sandgate - Sandwich - Sheerness - Whitstable -


Broadstairs places to go, and things to see...

Dickens House Museum

Museum and gift shop once the home of Miss Mary Pearson on whom Dickens based much of the character of Miss Betsey Trotwood, in his novel David Copperfield.

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Joss Bay

Joss Bay is a bay with a sandy beach, overlooked by cliffs and the North Foreland lighthouse.

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Botany Bay

Botany Bay is a beautiful sandy bay with dramatic chalk stacks.

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located on Joss Bay Beach in Broadstairs, Kent. JBSS is the South East's premiere surf school and Home of Kent surfing Est 1998 - https://t.co/J81iXNLtlg

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Information Kiosk on Broadstairs seafront, run by volunteers from local trade organisations, backed by district & town councils, hosted by Shepherd Neame.

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