Become a Friend of the Charles Dickens Museum
Step back in time to 1839…
Explore the streets and alleyways where many of Dickens greatest novels unfolded.
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.
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From time to time we may need to close the Museum, for a full list of these dates please click here.