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Charles Dickens Museum

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Time Out says

A glimpse of Victorian London in the home of one of England's greatest authors.

The museum, library and headquarters of the Dickens Fellowship – and the house where Dickens lived from 1837-39, and wrote ‘Oliver Twist’ – allows visitors a glimpse of how the writer worked and how people in general lived in Victorian London.

A mixture of reconstructed rooms and gallery space, the Clerkenwell venue features original Victorian furniture and fittings, refurbished attics and kitchens and an education centre at 49 Doughty Street. Visitors are taken back in time as they explore Dickens’s life through displays of his personal belongings, paintings and writing.

The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions, which have recently covered subjects including the impact of fog on Victorian London life, Dickens’ scientific interests, Victorian cookbooks and Dickens’ friendship with Wilkie Collins. Regular events include costumed tours, candlelit late openings and a weekly reading club.

Rosie Hewitson
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Rosie Hewitson


48-49 Doughty St
Tube: Russell Sq
£12.50; £10.50 concs, £7.50 children (6-16), Free (children under 6)
Opening hours:
Wed-Sun 10am-5pm (last adm 4pm)
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