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.


Permanent collection

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.

Charles Dickens Museum

48-49 Doughty Street, London, Greater London, WC1N 2LX

020 7405 2127

Website

Opening times

January - November

Tue-Sun: 10am-5pm (Last Entry 4pm)

December

Daily: 10:00-5pm (Last Entry 4pm)

Free entry with National Art Pass

Haven't got your pass yet? Learn more


Exhibitions nearby

Back to top