Dickens Tours

The home where Charles Dickens lived in Kent has opened to tourists for the first time.

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Dickens Devotees

Tourists are able to visit Charles Dickens' former home in Kent for the first time. Dickens lived at Gad's Hill Place at Higham in Kent for thirteen years, and died there in 1870.

It's been a school since the 1920s but for a few weeks during the summer holidays it's being opened up to tour parties. Some of the author's former possessions have been temporarily moved back into the house by staff at London's Charles Dickens Museum.

The tours continue until August 19th but visitors need to pre-book. We speak to Fabian Schweizer and Fiona Jenkins from the museum.

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