Preserved in 1895 as London's first literary shrine, Thomas Carlyle's house was once a favourite gathering place for writers, including Browning, Dickens and Tennyson.

Historian Thomas Carlyle and his wife Jane – described by Henry James as 'a most original and entrancing pair' – were a celebrity couple who lived here from 1834 to 1881. Discover the period kitchen, dining room, bedroom and soundproofed attic study, all filled with their original contents, and visit the reconstructed garden.


Carlyle's House

24 Cheyne Row, Chelsea, London, SW3 5HL

020 7352 7087

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Opening times

7 Mar – 4 Nov
Wed – Sun, 11am – 4.30pm
Bank Holiday Mondays, 11am ​– 4.30pm

Free entry with National Art Pass

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