The education team at the Charles Dickens Museum are always delighted to receive school-aged groups from overseas during term-time and the school holidays. Native English speakers are welcome to book a session from our formal schools programme, but for those with English as a Foreign Language, we offer a specific interactive tour which features language based drop-in activities including speaking, writing and listening practise. We cater to students just starting out with their study of the English Language, through to those who have been studying for several years. Our drop in activities include examining the writing equipment Charles Dickens would have used and teaching students how to use quill pens and inks for themselves, investigating Dickens use of descriptive language and using dramatic techniques to create our own 'Dickensian' style readings and using storytelling methods and structures to allow students to create their own Dickens-esque story which brings to life the characters, spaces and objects that were familiar to Victorian audiences.
Virtual Explorer Tour
Not able to bring your group to London? Why not join our education team on a tour around the Charles Dickens Museum without the travel! Sit back and relax as we show you the rooms Dickens and his family lived in, the objects that they used and fill you in on the background to his life and his work. We can grade this tour to suit the language ability of your group, add in speaking, writing and listening English practise, as well as providing you with downloadable resources to support your study of key texts.
These tours can be booked as standalone experiences, or could be added on to one of our virtual Dickensian London Walks delivered by a blue badge guide.
Online – One class, Off-peak £160 (Jan-Oct), Peak £200 (Nov-Dec)
Booking forms and enquiries should be sent to: email@example.com
To ensure that students get the most out of their visit, please contact the education team to discuss the level, age and focus of your group prior to booking.
We can accommodate groups of up to 30 students per booking slot and each session lasts for 2 hours. Session start times are generally fixed at 10am for morning visits and 1pm for afternoon visits, Tuesdays to Fridays. If this doesn't work for your group, we will do our best to accommodate groups outside of these times during Museum opening times, if we are given enough notice.
A booking costs £230 for January - October or £250 for November - December and it is a requirement that there are three adults present as the group will be split up to take part in the activities.
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.