Families

Child peers through the lock.
 
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 

Book your tickets here. 

Trick or Trapped

In this escape room-style activity, families will have up to 45 -minutes to complete a series of Ghostly tasks before exploring the historic house at their own pace. Designed for families with children aged 10+, these tasks are strongly literacy-based, making it the perfect challenge for avid readers and word puzzle lovers! 

26th, 27th and 28th October 2022
Admission - Adult £15 / Under 16 £10 / Under 6 Free

Find out more here. 

Amigo's Family Magic Show

Amigo the Magician’s one-hour interactive show is full of tricks and conjuring-bags-full of silliness! There will be plenty of opportunities to participate in a show that is loud, fast, and fun. Amigo’s white rabbit also likes to make an appearance and does not like to leave until he has had a few photos…

28th October 2022
Adult £15 / Under 16 £10 / Under 6 Free

Find out more here

Ghost Writers

In this family workshop, you'll hear about the Victorians and supernatural beliefs, while you learn how to conjure with words. Whether you are a fan of ghost stories, or just love to be creative, this 90 minute workshop won't fail to get the whole family involved and in suitably spooky spirits!

12th November 2022
Adult £10 / Under 16 £8 

Find out more here. 


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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