Curating Charles Dickens

Explore the early Victorian home of Charles Dickens and his family, learning about the period as well as the author’s life.
In this session, pupils will learn to handle, identify and understand objects from the Museum’s collection, investigate what these objects can tell us about people’s lives during the past and consider for themselves how museums decide which objects to display to their visitors.


 Portrait of Charles Dickens

Portrait of Charles Dickens by Margaret Gilles, gouache and watercolour on ivory, 1843. DH773 © Charles Dickens Museum

Curriculum Links:

KS1: History

  • the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements
  • significant historical events, people and places in their own locality

 
Costs:
Onsite – 2 hours. All workshops are integrated into interactive guided tours of the historic house.

Class of up to 30 students, Off-peak £250 (Jan-Oct), Peak £295 (Nov-Dec). Please enquire for smaller groups. 

 

Booking

Booking forms and enquiries should be sent to: education@dickensmuseum.com
Download onsite education visit booking form
Download onsite education visit terms and conditions
Download onsite education visit visual story for schools

 

We can accommodate a maximum of 30 students per booking slot. We have the capacity to run two half day sessions onsite each day from 10:00 – 12:00 and 13:00-15:00. Please note that for the safety of your group we require a minimum adult-to-student ratio of 1:10 for each onsite booking.

Please be advised that full payment is required in order to confirm your booking.
Amendments and cancellations must be made at least 21 days prior to your visit, after which no refund will be available.

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