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 - 23rd April 2017

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

This exhibition aimed to debunk a series of myths surrounding the life of Catherine Dickens.

3rd May – 20th November 2016

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

 Exhibition in conjunction with the BBC television series Dickensian in partnership with Red Planet Pictures!

19th January – 17th April 2016

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A Christmas Carol Reimagined
A Christmas Carol Reimagined

Special exhibition exploring the themes of perhaps Dickens’s most enduring piece of work.

1st December 2015 – 6th January 2016

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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’.

August - November 2014

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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?

11th May– 22nd November 2015

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

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

2nd August - 15th November 2014

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Dickens on Tour
Dickens on Tour

Fans of the great author from around the world were invited to catapult Dickens into 2013 by taking him on a tour of their locale in the modern world.

June - October 2013

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The Invisible Woman
The Invisible Woman

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

7th ‎January - 31st October 2013

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