Two families arrive at the Charles Dickens Museum to a warm welcome.


Welcome Families! 

We love to welcome children and families to the Charles Dickens Museum! 

A visit to our museum is a great way to immerse your family in a Victorian world. Not only will you get to see what a Victorian home looked like but you’ll discover what life was like for the lower and middle class and get a glimpse into the world of the novelist, Charles Dickens.

We have a number of family activities and games throughout the house and regularly run family events during school holidays. We also have a family audio tour that can be downloaded on a mobile device for free.

 You can find all our upcoming museum events here.


 Baby Changing:

 We have fully accessible baby changing facilities situated on the first floor.


Baby Feeding:

Parents are welcome to feed, nurse, and care for their children anywhere in the museum. If you require a more private space, please contact the museum in advance of your visit and we’d be happy to facilitate this for you.


Pushchairs & Prams:

You are more than welcome to leave prams, pushchairs and large bags in the Museum’s cloakroom. Please note: due to size restrictions, we are not able to allow prams or pushchairs in the historic house and the cloakroom is not manned.



Our café is open for cakes and light refreshments during museum opening hours. You don’t even need to have a museum ticket to visit!



We want our museum to be as inclusive as possible. If you have special access requirements, head to our accessibility page for details, or contact us on 020 7405 2127 / info@dickensmuseum.com and a member of our team will be glad to help.


Outside space:

Our café has a small number of tables and chairs situated in the garden. For those hoping to picnic, Coram’s Fields is less than a 5-minute walk away. The park is free to the public and provides a safe and secure space for children to come and play.

A small group of children playing a museum activity, racing toy frogs across a table.


What is the Charles Dickens Museum?

The Charles Dickens Museum is situated in Dickens’s London home where he resided from 1837-1839. We house the world’s largest collection of the Victorian writer, Charles Dickens.

Fun fact

Dickens wrote Oliver Twist in this very house!


Where is the Charles Dickens Museum?

The museum is located at 48-49 Doughty St, London WC1N 2LX.


How do we get to you?

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. For further information on how to get to us, visit our Visiting Us page.


How much does it cost to visit the Museum?

For general admission, children under the age of 6 and carers go free! Adult tickets are priced at £12.50pp and child tickets at £7.50pp.


Do I need to book a ticket?

We recommend buying tickets in advance of your visit. Tickets can be bought here. If you’d prefer to be more spontaneous, tickets can be bought in the shop on arrival.


Is the museum family-friendly?

We love welcoming families to the Charles Dickens Museum and have lots of activities for families to take part in and enjoy during your visit. Keep an eye on our events page and our social media channels to keep up-to-date with our most current family-friendly offers! Also, ask at the desk for our family audio guide or for our latest family trail!


Are prams/pushchairs allowed in the Museum?

Prams and Pushchairs are allowed in the entrance hall and cloakroom. Due to the historic nature of the house, it is impractical to take prams and pushchairs into the historic house. You are more than welcome to leave prams, pushchairs and large bags in the museum’s cloakroom.


Where can we eat?

The Museum has a café that serves light refreshments and an abundance of sweet treats! If you have a packed lunch, Coram’s Fields is less than a 5-minute walk away. The park is free to the public and provides a safe and secure space for children to come and play.


What facilities do you have available?

We have a number of facilities available to make your family’s visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Toilets
  • Café
  • Seating in some areas of the museum
  • Spaces for breast feeding and nursing

If you have any questions or require further information in advance of a visit, please contact our team at info@dickensmuseum.com or call 020 7405 2127


How accessible is the Museum?

To find out more about access at the Museum, please visit our Accessibility page.


Is photography allowed?

Yes. However, flash photography is not permitted in the historic house.


Does the Museum offer family activities?

Absolutely, we offer a year-round programme of events for families during school holidays. Find out more by visiting our events page.




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