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Charles Dickens Museum

Charles Dickens Museum 48 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LX, England
+44 20 7405 2127
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The Charles Dickens Museum in London holds the world's most important Dickens collection with over 100,000 items including manuscripts, rare editions, personal items, paintings and other visual sources. Based in 48 Doughty Street, the author’s only surviving London house, we offer visitors the chance to experience what Dickens’s home would have been like and learn more about the great novelist and social commentator. We are open from Tuesday to Sunday, and welcome visitors of all ages.
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Charles Dickens Museum 48 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LX, England
Bloomsbury
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+44 20 7405 2127
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely small museum with delightful Dickens artefacts. A must-see for Dickens fans. Great café in the building, which is admission-free. Can leave cabin-sized baggage there for free on the ground floor but it's unattended.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Delightful small museum/ large house. Loads to see and a huge amount of information. Cafe was a bonus serving lovely food and drinks in the idyllic garden.

Thank Steve C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

GrEat museum with a wonderful coffee shop courtyard. So much information but not specifically organized. Could use more lighting. Was hoping to do a Housemaid’s Tour but was sold out.

Thank Amy B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dickens is my favourite writer since I was twelve, so I really wanted to see the museum. There is a great caffe in the same building, I recommend getting espresso. The museum isn't big, but you can find many interesting things in there (exciting, if...More

Thank Anna S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a short walk from St Pancras station, this museum is situated in a property that Charles Dickens lived in for about 18 months and he wrote Oliver Twist whilst he was in residence. It is free if you have an Art Pass card so...More

Thank Sally F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

48 and 49 Doughty St, Bloomsbury have now been fused together to form a small, but rich collection of personal items and manuscripts belonging to this master storyteller. The entrance is in 49, a former lawyer's house, on the first floor of which is a...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I paid £9.50 to get in, didn't realize till I got half way through that I was not even handed a map or brochure! The exhibitor were dated, very poorly lit and labeled. Much of the furniture was said to be transported from his Kent...More

Thank provvrop
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With well-written labels and an impressive collection of genuine artifacts, this wonderfully curated museum is a treasure. You'll get most out of the museum if you've read a couple of Dickens novels, but even if "A Christmas Carol" is all you know, you'll have a...More

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Reviewed June 9, 2018

We walked from the King’s Cross Station to the museum. It is housed in Dickens’ 1837 home where he completed some of his most famous works. The Youngman at the reception was congenial and very helpful. It is a modest surrounding as compared to the...More

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Reviewed June 4, 2018

I am not sure if someone would be interested in this house if he or she never read Dickens, because this is a pokey little house on a quiet street. But if you have read any of Dickens' works, then this house is a shrine....More

1  Thank mnng1222
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CharlesDickensMuseum, Manager at Charles Dickens Museum, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2018

Thank you for the review, we're glad you enjoyed the visit. We find the house comes alive when it's buzzing with visitors, we'd recommend a visit at Christmas time so you can see for yourself.

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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
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Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
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Libliz
March 28, 2018|
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Response from Amemfaja | Reviewed this property |
No wait at all when I visited (midweek). There were about 8 people wandering about in various rooms including me. Enjoy your visit.
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Weardale
January 12, 2018|
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Response from CharlesDickensMuseum | Property representative |
You can indeed but without flash to prevent light damage to artefacts.
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jeffiles888
March 24, 2017|
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Response from CharlesDickensMuseum | Property representative |
Hi, The Museum is accessible for wheelchairs - excluding the third floor. We have a lift and volunteers on hand to assist with your visit. We also admit carers for free. Kind regards, The Charles Dickens Museum team
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