Friday, 3 February 2012

A Visit To Charles Dickens Birthplace Museum

On February 7th it will be the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens birth, and his birth place is right here in Portsmouth. So, yesterday Hannah and I met with two other homeschooling families we are friends with and went to visit his birthplace museum.

It is a small 3 story house in the centre of Portsmouth, and has been recreated to look as it would have done in 1812.

The Dining Room
The Parlour
This was Charles Dickens' crib.
The Bedroom where he was born.
Each room has information boards - here is Hannah reading about the bedroom.

We came across a maid in the attic!
And Hannah tried on a washmaids cap and apron!The children really enjoyed seeing around the house, and all chose some resources to buy in the shop to do next time we all get together.

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