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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.

We recommend that you wear a face covering, particularly in the smaller rooms, or when the museum is particularly busy. For details of our COVID-19 safety measures, please find more information here.

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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Art Fund National Art Pass, ICOM, Museums Association and London Pass Holders are all welcome on a walk-in basis, though please note these do not gain you entry to Special Events at the museum. 

Please note that tickets are non-refundable. In the event of an emergency, we recommend you contact a member of our team on 020 7405 2127.


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.

Pushchairs & Prams:

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

Getting Here:

Underground: The nearest tube station is Russell Square, which is only a 5 minute walk from our front door. Russell Square is served by the Piccadilly Line. 

Other stations within walking distance are Chancery Lane (Central Line - 10 minute walk) and Kings Cross/St Pancras Station (Victoria Line, Piccadilly Line, Hammersmith & City Line, Northern Line and Metropolitan Line - 15 minute walk)

 We can also be reached by bus on services: 7, 17, 19, 38, 45, 46, 55 or 243.

 There is also a cycle rack in Doughty Street and a Santander Cycles docking station nearby.  

Contact details:

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


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