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Welcome to the London home of Charles Dickens...

Charles and Catherine Dickens moved into 48 Doughty Street in 1837, when Charles was a young, ambitious writer. They were on the rise, and while here Dickens penned some of his most famous works, including Nicholas Nickleby, The Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist.

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 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 we are not able to allow pushchairs into the house and they will need to be left in the cloakroom.

Find us:

By bus:  Bus numbers 7, 17, 19, 38, 45, 46, 55, 243

Underground: Russell Square (Piccadilly Line), Chancery Lane or Holborn (Central Line) or Kings Cross St Pancras (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan, Northern, Piccadilly and Victoria Lines and national and international rail services).

Contact details:

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


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