The Charles Dickens Museum


The Museum will open from 12:30pm on every third Saturday of the month.

Charles Dickens lived in this house and wrote Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby.

Family Visits
A visit to the Museum includes a free family trail for each child. Suitable for children between 4 and 12 years, the trail takes children on a journey of discovery through No. 48 Doughty Street, where Dickens once lived with his wife and young family.

Exploration of our basement reveals our wonderful Victorian kitchen, full of period and replica items you can interact with. Try your hand at grinding coffee and look out for our resident hedgehog Bill Spikes!

There are costumes for dressing up in both the kitchen and the attic to give a flavour of what life was like upstairs and down. There is even a beautiful Victorian toy theatre in our timeline room where you can put on your own play.

Our café is open from 10am-4pm

Times and prices are subject to change. Contact venue before setting out.

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