Charles Dickens Museum

London, WC1N 2LX

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Charles Dickens's elegant townhouse is preserved in all its Victorian finery.

Following the 'Great Expectations' project, the Museum reopened to the public during the author's bicentenary year, 2012.

As well as restoring the house at 48 Doughty Street – Dickens’s home at the start of his career and the birthplace of classics Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby – and opening the house’s attic and kitchen for the first time, the Museum expanded into neighbouring 49 Doughty Street. The adjacent building was converted into a state-of-the-art visitor and learning centre. 

The museum appears on our list of literary landmarks around the country.

The Charles Dickens Museum holds the world's most important collection of material relating to the great Victorian novelist and social commentator. The only surviving London home of Dickens was opened as a museum in 1925 and is still welcoming visitors from all over the world. 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.

Venue information

Opening times

Tue–Sun, 10am–5pm 

Closed 25, 26 Dec and 1 Jan

Open until 8pm once a month, on selected Thursdays. Please see website for more details.

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)