Key Stage Four

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Exploring 'A Christmas Carol' in the social context of Victorian Britain

Through a consideration of the text and archival material held here at Doughty Street, pupils will extend their knowledge of A Christmas Carol, by considering how Dickens used the story’s themes and characters to highlight what he saw as some of the most pressing social problems and issues in the Victorian Britain of his day.

Dickens’s Social Conscience

In this session, pupils will explore excerpts from Charles Dickens’s fiction and non-fiction writing, in order to explore poverty in the Victorian era and Dickens’s life and work as a social reformer.


Crime & Punishment: Exploring Victorian justice through Dickens’s eyes

In this engaging session, pupils look at a variety of archival resources and ephemera from our collection at Doughty Street to build up a picture of justice, crime and punishment in Victorian Britain through the eyes of man committed to social justice and reform.

Explorer Tour

Discover where Charles Dickens lived, wrote and entertained as you explore his Bloomsbury family home. 

Christmas Explorers

Immerse yourself in a Victorian family Christmas!

Tactile Explorers

Designed for SEND students, this session explores the family home of Charles Dickens where he lived, wrote and entertained.
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