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Great Expectations at Charles Dickens' last home

The public will now be able to see inside Charles Dickens' last home at Gad's Hill Credit: Derek Johnson

Charles Dickens' house at Gad's Hill in Kent opens to the public for the first time this afternoon.

Previously the ground floor of of the property has only been accessible to the pupils of the independent school which occupies the building.

Sixty people a day will be allowed to tour the house at Higham where Dickens lived for thirteen years.

They'll be able to see key rooms, including the study where he wrote Great Expectations.

It's an exciting opportunity for Dickens enthusiasts Credit: Derek Johnson

He died here in 1870 while working on his final novel.

The tours are being organised by the Charles Dickens Museum in London and will continue until the middle if August.