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Two people admire a portrait of Catherine Dickens

Do you live in London? Do you have an interest in Charles Dickens? If the answer to both of these questions is yes, then we want to hear from you!

We're looking for people from our local community to help us shape our next temporary exhibition 'Mutual Friends: The Adventures of Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins.' You don't need any prior knowledge about Dickens, Wilkie Collins, or the museum industry, instead we're looking for your own unique insights and thoughts on a range of subjects. 

Join us to:

Learn more about the lives of these remarkable 19th century writers. 
Discuss how the key themes of the exhibition - friendship, collaboration and performance - are relevant to you today. 
Share and develop ideas for interactive activities in the exhibition and discover how museum exhibitions are developed. 
Meet new people and contribute to the work of the museum. 

What's involved? 

You don't need any prior knowledge about Dickens or the museum. 
You do need to live in London, preferably near the museum in the borough of Camden and Islington. 
You will be able to attend the sessions in person at the museum. 
You will be 18+ 
You'll be happy to share your thoughts and experiences and contribute to the exhibition content. 

Light refreshments will be provided for each of the sessions, as well as an introductory tour of the Charles Dickens Museum. In return for your time you will receive up to 5 free tickets to visit the exhibition when it opens: 15th November 2023 - 22nd February 2024.


Thursday 17th August, Thursday 31st August, Thursday 14th September. 

Time: 6-8pm


Charles Dickens Museum, 48-49 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LX.

For more information and to sign up contact: or call 020 7405 2127.

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