Charles Dickens – A Southwark Childhood

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This family- friendly exhibition celebrating the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of novelist and social reformer Charles Dickens explores his experience of the Borough area of Southwark during 1824 when his father was imprisoned for debt in the Marshalsea Prison. The places, people and living conditions Dickens encountered during his short time in the area provided inspiration for many of the characters and narratives in his later writing. The exhibition explores key locations, such as the Marshalsea Prison, St George the Martyr Church and Mint Street workhouse through objects, artworks and illustrations from Southwark's collections. It's accompanied by an events programme for adults and families.

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