• Step back in time this festive season...

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  • Celebrate Christmas with an exclusive evening in Dickens's home.

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  • 48 Exterior Night

    "Dickens's presence is remarkably strong here..."

    Simon Callow Actor and Patron

  • Blue Plaque

    Visit our beautifully restored Museum!

  • of children at the Dickens Museum

    "I was 10 when Oliver Twist grabbed me and has never let go."

    Miriam Margolyes Actress

  • Education visits

    Schools programme

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Presenting stunning shadow puppetry and captivating physical theatre, this magical tale will fascinate adults and children alike...

Explore the darker side of Christmas...

Buy your Dickens goodies today: quill pens, magnets, poster, crockery and more...

Map & contact details

Welcome to 48 Doughty Street, the beautifully restored London home of Charles Dickens.

 

The Charles Dickens Museum in London holds the world’s most important collection of material relating to the great novelist and social campaigner. A Georgian terraced house in Bloomsbury, the Museum attracts visitors from around the world. The rare books, paintings, photographs and memorabilia on display here give a unique insight into the life and work of the author.

‘My house in town’, as Dickens referred to 48 Doughty Street, was an important place in the writer’s life: within these walls his eldest two daughters were born, his sister-in-law Mary died aged 17 and some of his best-loved novels were written , including Oliver Twist. It was in this house that he achieved lasting celebrity and universal recognition as one of the world’s greatest storytellers.

 

For information about opening hours, closures and admission prices please click here.

From time to time we may need to close the Museum, for a full list of these dates please click here.