White front of museum building with brown wooden window sills, balcony and pillars. Baskets of red flowers hanging on balcony and black iron railing around front garden. Red and blue flowers in front garden
Dickens House Museum, Broadstairs

Heritage Open Days: Dickens House Museum (7&8)

Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th and Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th open 1pm-4.30pm for tours 

Visitors to Dickens House Museum will see the parlour where Dickens and his son would take tea in the cottage and take inspiration for his beloved character Betsey Trotwood.

Also within the museum are 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.

The museum has a gift shop and is staffed by volunteers, who are passionate about Charles Dickens and happy to guide visitors around the unique house.

Please note: there is a maximum capacity of 30 in the museum, so during busy periods you may have to wait for entry. Thank you.


  • The entrance is wide enough for wheelchairs, and involves one step, but there is a ramp alternative. Staff can assist at the entrance point.
  • The attraction itself has 2 floors with 14 stairs. There is no lift or ramp alternative. The ground floor is accessible for wheelchairs and mobility scooters. There are areas to sit and read information about the attraction.
  • There are 2 accessible parking bays approximately 50 metres from the entrance and the nearest accessible toilets are approximately 160 metres from the attraction, at Broadstairs Bandstand. 


Dickens House Museum,2 Victoria Parade, Broadstairs
CT10 1QS

Entry Price

Free - no booking required