The museum holds over 100,000 items including manuscripts, rare editions, personal items, paintings and other visual sources.
The Ladybird Life of Dickens: an illustrated adventure
The Ladybird Life of Dickens: an illustrated adventure

A special display of original illustrations by John Kenney for the 1965 Ladybird life of Dickens

30th November 2016 to 16th April 2017

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The Other Dickens: Discovering Catherine Dickens
The Other Dickens: Discovering Catherine Dickens

This new exhibition will aim to debunk a series of myths surrounding the life of Catherine Dickens.

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Dickensian: Behind the scenes of the BBC drama series
Dickensian: Behind the scenes of the BBC drama series

 In conjunction with the new BBC television series Dickensian  we are proud to announce this fabulous exhibition in partnership with Red Planet Pictures!

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A Christmas Carol Reimagined
A Christmas Carol Reimagined

This new special exhibition explores the themes of perhaps Dickens’s most enduring piece of work.

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What Shall We Have For Dinner
What Shall We Have For Dinner

On the Friday 22nd August 2014, the museum opened its first community-led exhibition, entitled What Shall We have For Dinner’.

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Exciting New Drood Discoveries
Exciting New Drood Discoveries

We are pleased to announce the display of two very exciting new discoveries as part of our current temporary exhibition A Dickens Whodunit: Solving the Mystery of Edwin Drood.

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A Dickens whodunnit: Solving the mystery of Edwin Drood
A Dickens whodunnit: Solving the mystery of Edwin Drood

Edwin Drood has disappeared, but is he dead or alive, and who is behind the crime?

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A City Observed: Signs from Dickens’s London
A City Observed: Signs from Dickens’s London

Our new exhibition, A City Observed, explores the impact that hand crafted Victorian Shop signs had on the writings of Charles Dickens and his representation of Victorian London.

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Dickens on Tour
Dickens on Tour

As part of this interactive exhibition, both local and worldwide fans of the great author were invited to catapult Dickens into 2013 by taking him on a tour of their locale in the modern world.

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The Invisible Woman
The Invisible Woman

Following its general release across cinemas in the UK on 7 February, the screen adaptation of The Invisible Woman was one of the most talked-about feature films on Dickens in recent years.

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