- Cafe / restaurant
- Facilities for children
- No parking
The Charles Dickens Museum is the leading centre for the study, appreciation and enjoyment of the life and work of Charles Dickens (1812-1870).
The Grade I listed building is the only remaining family home of Charles Dickens in London and where he began married life, became established as a writer, and rose rapidly to international fame.
The Museum holds the world’s most comprehensive collection of material relating to Charles Dickens – over 100,000 items including furniture, personal effects, paintings, prints, photographs, letters, manuscripts, and rare editions. The Museum also houses an extensive archive and research library used continually by leading scholars, and it is the headquarters of the international Dickens Fellowship. 48 Doughty Street is a place of pilgrimage for people from all over the world – fans, scholars, researchers, writers – and it is a place of learning for thousands of children and young people.
Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.
Wednesdays to Sundays (plus Bank Holiday Mondays), 10 am to 5 pm. Last entry at 4 pm.
Cafe closes at 4.30 pm.
Shop closes at 5 pm.
Concessions (disabled visitors, seniors and students): £7.50
Ages 6-16 years: £4.50
Under 6: free
This house is not part of the Free for Members scheme, but is one of many houses on our website that we support to promote their tours, weddings, filming and other commercial offerings. To see all the places you can visit as a Historic Houses member, please visit our ‘Free for Members’ listings page here. Or to find out more about how the membership scheme works and how it supports our work to protect independent heritage, visit our page here.
Whether you want to give your students a chance to handle and investigate objects from the Victorian era, practise their Dickens’ theatrical skills or really get to grips with the social context surrounding some of his most powerful novels, we’re sure we can help you to bring Charles Dickens to life for your class. Each two hour session includes a workshop and interactive guided tour by our enthusiastic and experienced team.
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