Dickens World revamped... and prices slashed
A Medway tourist attraction has undergone a makeover and
slashed its entrance price in a bid to attract more visitors.
Dickens World, in Chatham Maritime, is temporarily closed while
it’s being transformed to create a new “Grand Tour”.
The attraction has seen almost a million guests pass through its
doors in its seven years of operation, but believes it is now time
for a change and has appointed a new general manager Lenny
A spokesman said: “In Dickens’ day when people took ‘The Grand
Tour’ it usually meant they were taking an extended holiday to
France and Italy.
"We have borrowed this theme to create an exciting, informative
and funny guided tour through the world that Charles Dickens lived
It will also be reducing its headline price of £13 to £5.50 in a
bid to make it “more affordable to families”.
The spokesman added: “We are not offering less; we are offering
more and believe we will expand the business with a greatly
enhanced footfall by doubling the experience with our innovative
guided tours of Dickensian-Victorian England.
"Thus providing a new, fresh and enjoyable day out for our
visitors; both old and young.”
The Kent-themed attraction will re-open its doors to the public
for the new 2013 season on My Big Kent Weekend on Saturday, March
The tourist attraction received the second largest applications
of all Kent attractions.
Customers can book tickets to Dickens World – The Grand Tour on
0844 858 6656 from March 23.
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