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Discover Dickens through his work, his home and the things that mattered to him most
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In this article, Lucinda Dickens Hawksley discusses one of her favourite items in the museum’s collection; a poster printed in 1866 advertising a day of “Christmas Sports at Mr Charles Dickens’s Cricket Field”.
In this video, join Curator Louisa Price as she shows you a woodblock of John Leech’s famous illustration, ‘Mr. Fezziwig’s Ball’ – the only illustration to be used in Dickens’s 1852 cheap edition of his Christmas stories.
In this video, join Curator Louisa Price as she shows you a rare trail edition of the Carol and explains the importance of colour.
Object in focus: First edition of A Christmas Carol
Object in focus: Portrait of Charles Dickens
Object in focus: Print block for ‘Fezziwig’s Ball’