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Discover Dickens through his work, his home and the things that mattered to him most

Dickens's Dream with Dr Leon Litvack

In this short video, Dr Leon Litvack introduces the painting Dickens’s Dream by RW Buss (1875), the characters it depicts and its intriguing relationship to other portraits of Dickens.

Audio: Mamie Dickens on Dickens’s Studies

In this extract, we hear Dickens’s eldest daughter Mary, affectionately known as Mamie, sharing her memories of Dickens’s studies from several family homes.

Interactive Tour: Study

Explore the study using our interactive tour.

Audio: Mamie Dickens’s memories of Dickens at work in his study

In this extract we hear Dickens’s eldest daughter, Mamie, recall her memories of watching Dickens at work in his study channelling his characters.

Search the Collections: Study

Discover more about the items displayed in this room by searching the Museum's collections database.

Audio: A Letter to a Chimney Sweep

In this letter to a chimney sweep, we hear Dickens bring his chimney to life.

Dickens's Desk

Object in focus: Dickens's desk

Robinson Crusoe

Object in focus: Robinson Crusoe

Charles Dickens’s Writing Desk

In this video we take a closer look at Charles Dickens’s writing desk.

Young Explorers: Study

Discover the study.

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