Overview

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
Opening

We are open daily Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 5pm, last entry 4pm.

Also open on Bank Holiday Mondays (except 25 & 26 December and 1
January).

 

Find Us
Find us

Train & Tube

The nearest tube/train stations are Russell Square (5 mins walk), Chancery Lane (10 mins) or King’s Cross/St Pancras (15 mins), and Farringdon (15 mins). 

Bus

Local busses 13, 38, 55 and 243 stop on Theobalds Road at the junction with Gray’s Inn Road, and the Museum is just a couple of minutes' walk from there. 

Parking

Metered parking is available on the street

Admission
Admission

Adult: £9.00
Concessions (Students & Seniors): £7.00
Child 6-16 years: £4.00
Children under 6 years: Free

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible toilets
  • Access statement available
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes

Things to See

Fun Facts

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. 


Walks

Walk leader Richard Jones is author of the definitive guide book Walking Dickensian London. A qualified Blue Badge Tourist Guide, Richard has been giving tours of Dickens’s London since 1982.

Using excerpts from Dickens’s novels, insights from those who knew Dickens personally and his own expert knowledge, Richard aims to bring Dickens’s London to life for those who join him on his walks!

Walks take approximately an hour and a half, and can be organised to run alongside our taught programme of school workshops.

Please visit our website for more detailed information about walking tours. 



Weddings


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Spread over five floors in the Georgian terrace where Charles Dickens lived and wrote, we provide exclusive access for receptions, private dining, tasting events, private tours, meetings and away days.

Facilities

  • Wifi
  • Lunch
  • Projector and screen
  • Refreshments
  • Accessible toilets
  • Wheelchair accessible

School 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.