Key Stage Three




A Christmas Carol: Creating Scrooge

Using copies of original draft manuscripts from our archival collection, pupils will look at why Dickens’s celebrated and ever popular Christmas story has secured such an enduring place in the English speaking world’s literary consciousness, with a myriad adaptations on stage, screen and print.

Pupils look at the story and its impact on the Victorian Christmas and then go on to undertake a detailed and focused study of the language Dickens used to create the most memorable character in the story - Scrooge himself!

To round off the workshop, pupils channel their own inner Dickens, by either performing a dramatic presentation or by writing their own character creation, using real quill pens and ink!

Curriculum Links:

KS3: English – Reading (pre-1914), Comprehension, Writing

Please note that this session requires students to have some familiarity with the novella 'A Christmas Carol'.


Dickens’s social conscience: Oliver Twist and poverty in Victorian Britain

Whilst living here at 48 Doughty Street, Dickens wrote one of his most famous novels - Oliver Twist. In this session pupils will explore this celebrated book as well as excerpts from his non-fiction writing, in order to explore poverty in the Victorian era and Dickens’s life and work as a social reformer.

Curriculum Links:

KS3: History - Social Reform; English - Reading, Comprehension

Please note that this session requires students to have some familiarity with the novel 'Oliver Twist'.


Optional Extras

Informative and highly entertaining Dickens walk with expert Richard Jones; exploring London through Dickens’s eyes.

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Pre-visit information

We have the capacity to run two half sessions each day from 10:00-12:00 and 13:00-15:00. Each half day session, which includes a tour of the Museum costs £150 per class. Please note that we cannot accommodate more than 30 students per session.

Please be advised that full payment is required in order to confirm your booking.

Amendments and cancellations must be made at least 21 days prior to your visit, after which no refund will be available.

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