Teaching A Christmas Carol

Whilst this page is being updated with further content, you can see information regarding our range of taught visits on the theme of A Christmas Carol on the Key Stage Two and Key Stage Three & Four pages of the website. Visits can be booked at any point in your teaching of the book, as no prior knowledge is required. Please note that pupils visiting during December will also benefit from experiencing Dickens’s home beautifully decorated for an authentic Victorian Christmas!

Character Design workshop at the House of Illustration

Our neighbours at House of Illustration have adapted their popular Character Design workshop to complement the Charles Dickens Museum’s A Christmas Carol programme:

Pupils will be guided by a professional illustrator through the process of creating a character from Dickens’s descriptions of Scrooge, the Ghosts and the Cratchetts to create a fabulous wall display to take back to school.

Workshops (suitable for KS2, KS3 and KS4) are 2.5 hours and include 1 hour in the galleries.

£150 for state schools and £275 for independents (up to 30 per class)

To book email education@houseofillustration.org.uk or call on 020 3696 2024


Filmed here at 48 Doughty Street, Dickens expert Professor Michael Slater explores the origins and themes of A Christmas Carol.

Courtesy of British Library


Produced by the English movie pioneer R.W. Paul, this version of A Christmas Carol is one of the earliest surviving adaptation of Dickens's work on film.

Scrooge, or Marley's Ghost (1901) | BFI National Archive

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