Big expectations for Dickens’ 211st birthday
|Published: February 2, 2023 14:29|
To mark the birth of one of Portsmouth’s most famous authors, the Portsmouth City Council-run Dickens Birthplace Museum will open free on Tuesday, February 7th. Then Hugh his Mayor Mason laid the wreath at 11:00 a.m. and gave his three cheers of celebration.
The Dickens Fellowship attends the celebration with Lt. Col. Hugh Mason. Admission is free from 11:00 a.m. until closing at 5:00 p.m.
The Birthplace is open to the public to showcase his work, celebrate his connection to the city, and is a great opportunity to see inside the house where Charles Dickens was born 211 years ago.
Portsmouth City Council Minister for Culture, Leisure and Economic Development Steve Pitt said: “In honor of Charles Dickens’ birthday, we invite residents to join us in celebrating the life and work of one of the world’s most acclaimed writers, born here in Portsmouth.
“Portsmouth is rich in history and art, and this special home does both.”
Due to the small size of the birthplace, visitors may have to queue outside certain hours due to limited space.
For more information, please visit https://portsmouthmuseums.co.uk/events/charles-dickens-birthday-anniversary/.
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