Temporary Museum Closure

“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” ~ Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby

It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that the Charles Dickens Museum will be closed temporarily from 5 pm on Wednesday 18th March 2020. This follows the latest advice from the UK Government regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. This is to help protect our visitors, staff and volunteers, as well as our wider community.

We don’t yet know when we will be able to re-open, but we’ll be working hard to ensure that we’re ready as soon as it is safe to do so.

If you’ve booked a ticket to visit the Museum or attend an event, we’ll contact you directly about this soon.

Meanwhile, although the Museum will be closed to the public, a small team will continue to look after Dickens’s house and the unrivalled collection we hold here and to progress plans for our next special exhibition and future events.

We’ll also be working hard to keep in touch with our audiences from far and wide digitally as we continue to highlight our collection, archive and museum spaces through our website, e-newsletter, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram channels.

These are extraordinary and uncertain times, but they will not last forever. Thank you for your understanding and support.

Take good care of yourselves and others, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Cindy Sughrue

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