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Charles Dickens Museum

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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...more
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Charles Dickens Museum 48 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LX, England
+44 20 7405 2127
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Reviewed today

As we were in the neighbourhood, we decided to visit one of the places where Dickens used to live. Quite a surprise, actually ... Furniture, pictures, and a good impression of what life would have been like for the world-famous writer. Very friendly staff too.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jan D
Reviewed yesterday

My wife has always wanted to visit Unexpectedly intriguing Insights to many of his books Worth the time

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 395edwardw
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Dickens Museum was the first place I ever visited on my very first trip to London and it stayed in my heart ever since. It's a very cosy place, very vibrant with the atmosphere of the times past. It's a bit surreal to hear...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank DanaOdessa
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The tour lasts about 45 mins and is run by a lady acting out the part of CD’s maid. It’s quite funny and informative, although the downside is you don’t get much chance in between her commentary to read the plaques in the rooms. This...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank CGriffin01
Reviewed 6 days ago

A short walk away from our hotel near Russell Square, we were pleased to discover the Charles Dickens Museum, open now for close to three years, I believe. Welcoming staff, an incredible number of interesting artifacts that are nicely presented and explained. The museum was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rhm23901
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a delightful little museum, and fascinating to see the study where Dickens wrote so prolifically during the few years they lived in the house. What is nice about the museum, is its naturalness: it feels like the Dickens family have gone out for...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank charlotterusse717
Reviewed 1 week ago

Actually, not so little. Each of the many small rooms is furnished with Dickens' own furniture, portraits of his friends and family, books, objets, furniture and letters. The refurbishment has been sympathetically done, with carpets, wallpaper and curtains Dickens would find familiar. There is a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank MS4866
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The house is easy to find and is signposted from nearby streets. The museum has a good collection relating to Dickens, much of it from other places but put together well. Whilst the furniture and paintings were interesting and described briefly, and you were given...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Trudy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definetly a must see for everyone interested and involved in Victorian life and literature. The museum is small but very well kept and every room has accurate explanation about furniture, decoration and everyday life in that historical period.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank babx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super little museum, it costs a few quid to get in but that keeps the riff raff out. Everything you would expect at a Charles Dickens museum. We even found a ancestral connection with a letter sent from Charles Dickens to Sir John Bennett on...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Snuggly nestled within Central London is academic and
leafy Bloomsbury, an area that boasts walking distance
access to many of London's most popular attractions.
It is also home to some of Britain's most celebrated
museums, including the must-see British Museum.
Despite an understandable popularity with students,
tourists and day trippers, vast sections of Bloomsbury
retain a quiet, residential feel year round and
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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.
January 12, 2018|
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Response from CharlesDickensMuseum | Property representative |
You can indeed but without flash to prevent light damage to artefacts.
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