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Welcome Families! 

We love to welcome children and families to the Charles Dickens Museum. Dickens was a fantastic novelist, who worked hard in his lifetime to help children in London, particularly those from poorer families.

A visit to our museum is a great way to introduce your family to the Victorian world, looking at what the home looked like in the 19th century, what people ate, and what it was like to be young at a time when 'childhood' didn't really exist. 

Our team run regular events and activities aimed at getting your family interested in the world of Dickens. We can tailor most of our events to different age groups and interests, so whether you're a 10 year old gripped by Great Expectations, or a 14 year old wondering what's the big deal with Dickens, we have the event for you! 

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. 

On-Site Events
Self Guided Tours 

Discover the family home of the Dickenses, including the nursery, equipped with typical Victorian toys and games. What would they have worn? What did they eat? What was it like to grow up in London? We offer self guided activity trails for families as well as audio-guides specifically aimed at our younger guests. 

Admission - Adult £12.50 / Under 16 £7.50 / Under 6 Free 

Virtual Events

Downloadable Family Activities

If you can't make it to London this summer, and zooming isn't for you, why not challenge yourself to one of our free Dickens themed games and activities. 



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