Welcome to the Charles Dickens Museum in London. This is where the author wrote Oliver Twist, Pickwick Papers and Nicholas Nickleby. It’s where he first achieved internationa...

Charles Dickens Museum
Charles Dickens Museum, 48-49 Doughty St London WC1N 2LX
London

Charles Dickens Museum


Welcome to the Charles Dickens Museum 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.

Visit us to discover the Dickens family home. 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.

 


Our family-friendly offer

The Charles Dickens Museum is always thrilled to receive visits from children and their families. We have also been working hard to bring the museum to you. We have launched a series of exciting new virtual sessions to share the wonderful world of Dickens with you and your family from the comfort of your own home! 


Accessibility

The Charles Dickens Museum is committed to making its facilities accessible for all visitors. We regret that access may be limited to some areas of the Museum, as it is a Grade I listed building.

Carers are admitted free of charge. Large Print Visitor Plan and Guides are available on request in the shop. VI Audio Guides are available from the Shop. Guide dogs and hearing dogs are permitted in all areas of the Museum. An accessible toilet is located on the first floor, next to the lift. Audio Visual Guides are available in English, French, German, Spanish and Italian, charged at £3 per guide.

 


Our Online Events

  • Private Virtual Explorer Tour for Families

    17-Mar-2021 - 31-Jul-2021

    Join a member of our education team for an exclusive tour around the museum with your friends and family at a time carefully selected just for you. Each tour will be designed specifically for you and ...

    5 - 16 years
    3/17/2021 12:00:00 AM 7/31/2021 12:00:00 AM

    Join a member of our education team for an exclusive tour around the museum with your friends and family at a time carefully selected just for you. Each tour will be designed specifically for you and ...

    Private Virtual Explorer Tour for Families
    , WC1N 2LX
  • Virtual Family Event: Home, Sweet Home (ages 5-11)

    01-Jun-2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Explore a day in the life of a Victorian family with us by investigating curious, ingenious and sometimes downright dangerous artefacts from around the home! This interactive guided tour is jam-packed...

    5 - 11 years
    6/1/2021 11:00:00 AM 6/1/2021 12:00:00 PM

    Explore a day in the life of a Victorian family with us by investigating curious, ingenious and sometimes downright dangerous artefacts from around the home! This interactive guided tour is jam-packed...

    Virtual Family Event: Home, Sweet Home (ages 5-11)
    , WC1N 2LX
  • Virtual Family Event: Home, Sweet Home (ages 5-11)

    03-Jun-2021 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Explore a day in the life of a Victorian family with us by investigating curious, ingenious and sometimes downright dangerous artefacts from around the home! This interactive guided tour is jam-packed...

    5 - 11 years
    6/3/2021 11:00:00 AM 6/3/2021 12:00:00 PM

    Explore a day in the life of a Victorian family with us by investigating curious, ingenious and sometimes downright dangerous artefacts from around the home! This interactive guided tour is jam-packed...

    Virtual Family Event: Home, Sweet Home (ages 5-11)
    , WC1N 2LX
  • Virtual Family Event: Home, Sweet Home (ages 12-16)

    03-Jun-2021 16:00 PM - 17:00 PM

    Explore a day in the life of a Victorian family with us by investigating curious, ingenious and sometimes downright dangerous artefacts from around the home! This interactive guided tour is jam-packed...

    12 - 16 years
    6/3/2021 4:00:00 PM 6/3/2021 5:00:00 PM

    Explore a day in the life of a Victorian family with us by investigating curious, ingenious and sometimes downright dangerous artefacts from around the home! This interactive guided tour is jam-packed...

    Virtual Family Event: Home, Sweet Home (ages 12-16)
    , WC1N 2LX

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