Charles Dickens Museum

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Charles Dickens Museum

 

The Victorian family home of Charles Dickens in London

 

This is where the author wrote Oliver Twist, Pickwick Papers and Nicholas Nickleby. It’s where he first achieved international fame as one of the world’s greatest storytellers.

 

Uncover the private world behind the author’s public image. Explore his study, the family bedchambers, and the servants’ quarters below stairs. See treasures including Dickens’s desk, handwritten drafts from the novels he wrote here, and his young wife’s engagement ring. Walk through rooms dressed with their furniture, table ware, portraits, marble busts, china ornaments and paintings.

 

 

Life in the Dickens family home

 

Dickens and his wife Catherine moved to 48 Doughty St, London, a few months before Queen Victoria began her reign in 1837. The couple raised the eldest three of their ten children in the house. They also hosted many of the period’s leading figures with dinners and parties.

 

Charles Dickens’s study

 

At the centre of the house is the author’s study. In this book-lined room he wrote an extraordinary number of newspaper articles, journal essays, short stories and novels – always with a quill pen and often by candlelight. He was frequently inspired by the busy household of family, servants and guests around him.

 

The Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am until 5pm.

Last admission is at 4pm. They are closed on Mondays except for Bank Holidays.

 

 

 

Admission Prices:

 

Adult: £9.00

Concessions (Students and Seniors): £6.00*

Child 6-16 years: £4.00

Children under 6 years: Free

*From 1st April 2017 admission charges for concessions will increase to £7.00.

 

Where to find the Dickens Family House:

48 Doughty Street

London, WC1N 2LX

 

All prices are based on 6 people sharing a taxi

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