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Welcome to the London home of Charles Dickens...

In 1837, a young, ambitious and relatively obscure writer moved into 48 Doughty Street. His name was Charles Dickens, and while living here he was transformed from a London journalist to an international superstar, as he published stories such as The Pickwick Papers, Nicholas Nickleby and Oliver Twist

Today the Charles Dickens Museum preserves 48, Doughty Street as it may have looked while the Dickens family lived here, using collection items and furniture which we know belonged to the author. Our collection is made up of about 100,000 pieces, including letters and furniture, clothes and illustrations, all relating to Charles Dickens and his creations. Yet more than that, the Charles Dickens Museum reflects life in middle-class Victorian London. How did they live, what did they eat and what did they think of the rapidly changing world around them? 

We are open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am until 5pm with staggered entry at 15 minute intervals to make sure your experience is intimate and enjoyable.

 Last admission into the house is at 4pm. Please note, the shop closes at 5pm.

 We recommend you allow about an hour and a half for your visit.

Admission Prices:

  • Adult: £9.50
  • Concessions (Students, Seniors and Disabled Visitors): £7.50
  • Child 6-16 years: £4.50
  • Children under 6 years: Free

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Closed Monday and Tuesdays. 

We will be closed for usual admission from 12.00pm on 23rd October 2021 for our 'Stories of the City' special event. You are welcome to book tickets for the event here - full admission to the museum and exhibition spaces are included within the event. We will be open for normal admission between 10.00am and 12.00pm on that day. 


We recommend using lockers and storage sites in the local area, such as at King’s Cross and St Pancras International rail stations.

Only handbags and small backpacks are allowed into the Museum. This is due to the small size of some of the rooms. You will be asked to carry small backpacks by hand or to wear them on your front.

Due to restrictions in space in the historic house, please note that we are not able to allow pushchairs into the house and they will need to be left in the cloakroom. 

Contact details:

48 - 49 Doughty Street
London, WC1N 2LX
Telephone: 020 7405 2127


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