Charles Dickens Museum

ADDRESS
48 Doughty Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 2LX
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OPENING TIMES
Mon to Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 11am-5pm | Last admission 30 mins before closing
PRICES
£8, child £4, concs £6, Art Fund mems/under 6s free

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Charles Dickens MuseumCharles Dickens brought London to life with his imaginative depictions of city life and his fascination and passion for the foggy Victorian streets have inspired two centuries of readers. His iconic characters such as Fagin, Scrooge, Guppy, Artful Dodger and Magwitch have seeped into London's historical fabric and his fictional scenes have ingrained themselves in our everyday culture. The Charles Dickens Museum is the world's most important collection of material relating to the great novelist and social commentator. The 48 Doughty Street property is the only surviving London home of Dickens (from 1837 until 1839), author of such classics as 'Oliver Twist', 'A Christmas Carol' and 'David Copperfield'. The museum was opened here in 1925 and is still welcoming visitors from all over the world to its authentic surroundings. On four floors, visitors can see paintings, rare editions, manuscripts, original furniture and many items relating to the life of one of the most popular and beloved personalities of the Victorian Age.


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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

Russell Square Tube Station
7 minutes walk
Chancery Lane Tube Station
8 minutes walk
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

Car Parks

Car Parks

Brunswick Square NCP
6 minutes walk
Judd Street NCP
6 minutes walk

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    13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 9 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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    London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
    93 Guilford Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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    London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
    25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, Holborn, London WC1R | 6 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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    86-90 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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    London > Education > Evening Classes
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    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
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    London > Leisure > Activities
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    94 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 2 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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    London > Nightlife > Bars
    63 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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    113-117 Farringdon Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 7 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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    London > Nightlife > Bars
    252 High Holborn, Holborn, WC1V | 8 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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    8 South Square, Gray's Inn, Holborn, London WC1R | 7 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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    Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 9 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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