The Charles Dickens Museum

The Charles Dickens Museum

Post
Subscribe

Posted 2014-01-17 by Midlands & Morefollow
Located on a quiet street amongst houses mostly converted into doctor's offices is 48 Doughty Street, 'the only surviving London residence' of Charles Dickens. The author and his family lived in the house for only two years, but it is the site where Dickens composed such classics as Oliver Twist. The house has been converted into a museum which showcases one of the largest collections of his personal effects in the world.



Visitors can view his manuscripts, writing instruments, letters, and other personal possessions. In fact, the museum holds over 100,000 Dickens-related items in its permanent collection.



The museum is arranged to give the visitor an impression of what it was like for Dickens when he lived there. This experience is more fully brought to life via costumed tours, which take place on the third Saturday of each month while the museum is closed to the rest of the public. These tours are especially suited for children. Tickets for the costumed tours must be prebooked .

The museum is open Monday to Sunday from 10am until 5pm. It is a short walk from King's Cross/St Pancras or Russell Square.

#bloomsbury
#exhibitions
#family
#historic_houses
#kids
#kings_cross
#museums
#st_pancras
%wnlondon
64180 - 2023-01-20 01:47:04

Tags

Free
Outdoor
Music
Festivals
Nightlife
Markets
Fundraisers
Theatre_shows
Arts_culture
Family_friendly
Film_tv_reviews
Food_drink
Educational
Random
Community
Copyright 2024 OatLabs ABN 18113479226