Every Christmas a group of familiar characters make their way into our living rooms and entertain us as only old friends could. Aside from being over 100 years old they all have something else in common; they are the creation of a genius known as Charles Dickens.
From Ebenezer Scrooge to Oliver Twist, no time of year celebrates the characters of Dickens more than Christmas, which is why a trip to The Charles Dickens Museum is a must this year.
Opening its doors on the 24th, 25th and 26th of December, the museum is treating its visitors to a truly Victorian Christmas, complete with traditional decorations, mince pies and mulled wine created from Dickens very own recipe. The £12 entrance fee will also include cinematic viewings, a gift and readings from the work of the great man himself (who just so happened to write Oliver Twist when he lived within the museums walls back in the 19th century!).
For those of you who would rather not venture out on the most festive days of the year, the museums Christmas exhibition is a perfect alternative. Running from November 1st to January 6th 2010 the event brings to life a traditional Victorian Christmas and the ways our not so distant ancestors celebrated the occasion. The perfect treat for anyone looking to kick start their Christmas experience.