The Housemaid’s Tour

Adults £15, Concessions £12, Children (6-16) £8

To book your tickets please click here
Alternatively to book a place please telephone 020 7405 2127, for more information please email

Please note that The Housemaid’s Tour takes place whilst the building is closed to the general public. Due to their exclusive nature, capacity for each tour is limited. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Due to the nature of this event we regret that the house is not accessible via the lift.



Step back in time to 1839…

Dickens and his young family are preparing to leave for a journey to their ‘home from home’ – a relaxing holiday in Broadstairs is just the ticket. But during their absence, the housemaid is up to no good.

Whilst they are enjoying the fresh Kentish air, she takes a break from her many duties and invites you to step through the original door of 48 Doughty Street and discover the secrets of the esteemed young writer and his growing family.

Walk in the footsteps of the celebrated young author as you enjoy an exclusive tour of Dickens’s ‘house in town’, the only house in which Dickens and his family lived in London that survives. 


I would like to say a big thank you to everybody at the museum but special thanks to the lady who played out the role of the housemaid. She was outstanding... The museum is a fantastic time-capsule and a credit to all those who have prepared the house for visitors. A London highlight.
Dr B Martin

Sunday 20th October
10:00, 11:00, 11:45

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