Charles Dickens Museum


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The Charles Dickens Museum 48 Doughty Street
London
Greater London
WC1N 2LX
England

  • Phone: 020 7405 2127

Number 48 Doughty Street is the only remaining London home of eminent Victorian author Charles Dickens. Dickens described the terraced Georgian dwelling as 'my house in town' and resided here from 1837 until 1839 with his wife and young family. Two of his daughters were born here, his sister-in-law Mary died aged 17 in an upstairs bedroom and some of his best-loved novels were written here, including Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby. The museum was transformed and expanded in 2012 with a £3.1 million restoration project, and now features original Victorian furniture and fittings, newly opened attics and kitchens, and a brand new education centre at neighbouring 49 Doughty Street. Visitors to the museum will be taken on a unique journey back in time as they explore and discover Dickens’s life through richly recreated rooms and intimate displays of his personal belongings, paintings and his writing. There is also a lovely garden café serving a range of homemade sweet treats and savoury lunches.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Tues-Sun 10:00-17:00 Last admission 16:00 Bank Holiday Mondays 10:00-17:00 Last admission 16:00

Charges:

Adults £9 Concessions £6 Children £4 Children under 6 free

Discounts:

  • Museums Association
  • National Art Pass
  • International Council of Museums

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Facilities and services

Facilities:

  • Cafeteria
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Gardens open to public
  • Library
  • Mail order service available
  • Meeting room available
  • Object study facilities available (enquire in advance)
  • Research facilities for academics
  • Shop
  • Study facilities
  • Wheelchair access to some public areas
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Buggy parking facilities
  • Conference facilities available
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Late night openings
  • Licensed bar
  • Members/Friends facilities offered
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets
  • Wi-fi available

Services:

  • Adult lectures and courses held
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • Events and resources for children and families
  • General guide to collections available
  • Object identification and/or written enquiry service
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools
  • Public access available to collections information
  • Secondary school education service available
  • Specialist publications on collections available
  • Touch exhibits
  • Regular children's club
  • Activities for pre-school children
  • Commercial filming service
  • Audio guides specifically for blind and partially sighted people
  • Induction loops in exhibition spaces
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Foreign language audio guide available
  • General audio-guide available
  • Guided tours
  • Membership and/or Friends scheme offered
  • Online shop
  • Volunteering scheme offered
  • Community outreach programme/service
  • Academic publications and resources available
  • Teaching/resources available for HE/FE students
  • Early years education service available
  • Direct teaching services for schools
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Online teaching materials available
  • Primary school education service available
  • Professional development and training for teachers
  • Special educational needs education services available

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