Curating Charles Dickens
Learn about the life of Charles Dickens and his family by exploring their home just as it was at the start of the Victorian period. 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 by Margaret Gilles, gouache and watercolour on ivory, 1843. DH773 © Charles Dickens Museum
Curriculum Links:KS2: History
- a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066 (Victorian Britain)
- a study of an aspect of history or a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant in the locality.
Informative and highly entertaining Dickens walk with expert Richard Jones; exploring London through Dickens’s eyes.
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Onsite – 2 hours. All workshops are integrated into interactive guided tours of the historic house.
- Up to 10 students, Off-peak £100 (Jan-Oct), Peak £125 (Nov-Dec)
- Up to 20 students, Off-peak £150 (Jan-Oct), Peak £185 (Nov-Dec)
- Up to 30 students, Off-peak £200 (Jan-Oct), Peak £250 (Nov-Dec)
1 hour, one class, £50 + £30 for each additional class (UK)
1 hour, one homeschool household, £30 + £10 for each additional household (UK)
1 hour, one international class, £70 inclusive of VAT and international payment fee (overseas)
Outreach - 1 hour, one class, £150 (All year round)
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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. Online and outreach sessions can be booked at times to suit you subject to availability.
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.