Charles Dickens Museum

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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 – allows visitors a glimpse of how the writer worked and indeed how people's lived in Victorian London. A mixture of reconstructed rooms and gallery space, the museum 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 and discover Dickens's life through displays of his personal belongings, paintings and his writing. The museum runs regular events such as costumed tours and candlelit late-openings.

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Venue name: Charles Dickens Museum
Address: 48 & 49 Doughty St
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am-5pm (last adm 4pm)
Transport: Tube: Russell Sq
Price: £9; £6 concs, £4 children (6-16)
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Nicky G

A insightful escape into Victorian home life as much as the life and influences of Dickens. Allow about half an hour to 45mins - don't forget to go downstairs to the basement to see the kitchen and scullery. And enjoy a cup of tea in a garden age afterwards.


I found it to be a very rustic and display the era in which Charles dickens lived. I would highly recommend to take a visit to the Charles dickens museum while your in London.