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
£5 (Adults), £4 (Concs), £3 (Children)
 

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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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The Foundling Museum
London > Attractions > Museums
40 Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 5 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 9 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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London > Attractions > Museums
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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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London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 7 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 13 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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London > Entertainment > Cinemas
Brunswick Shopping Centre, Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 6 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
30 Colonnade, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 7 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Guardian House, 119 Farringdon Road, EC1R | 7 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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London > Shopping > Supermarkets
72-78 Lamb's Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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London > Shopping > House and Garden
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London > Shopping > Jewellery
13 Rugby Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N | 3 minutes from Charles Dickens Museum
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London > Restaurants > Indian/South Asian restaurants
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London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
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London > Education > Evening Classes
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The Perseverance
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
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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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