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Charles Dickens Museum

The only remaining family home of Charles Dickens in London.

48 Doughty Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 2LX

Charles Dickens Museum
Not free for members
Facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Facilities for children
  • No parking
Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
  • Access statement available
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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.

Opening Times

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.

Admission

Adult: £9.50
Concessions (disabled visitors, seniors and students): £7.50
Ages 6-16 years: £4.50
Under 6: free

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Educational Visits

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.

Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
  • Access statement available
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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