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Charles Dickens Museum

Charles Dickens Museum 48 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LX, England
+44 20 7405 2127
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The Charles Dickens Museum in London holds the world's most important Dickens collection with over 100,000 items including manuscripts, rare editions, personal items, paintings and other visual sources. Based in 48 Doughty Street, the author’s only surviving London house, we offer visitors the chance to experience what Dickens’s home would have been like and learn more about the great novelist and social commentator. We are open from Tuesday to Sunday, and welcome visitors of all ages.
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Charles Dickens Museum 48 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LX, England
Bloomsbury
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+44 20 7405 2127
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Reviewed yesterday

This small museum offers a wonderful insight into the life of the author . We got a real sense of his life through the furniture and artefacts displayed . There is a lovely little café and my wife and I agree the Victoria Sponge is...More

Thank David L
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely small museum with delightful Dickens artefacts. A must-see for Dickens fans. Great café in the building, which is admission-free. Can leave cabin-sized baggage there for free on the ground floor but it's unattended.

Thank Manne_Queenie
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CharlesDickensMuseum, Manager at Charles Dickens Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the lovely feedback and we hope you are able to visit again soon,

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Delightful small museum/ large house. Loads to see and a huge amount of information. Cafe was a bonus serving lovely food and drinks in the idyllic garden.

Thank Steve C
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CharlesDickensMuseum, Manager at Charles Dickens Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the lovely feedback and we hope you are able to visit again soon,

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

GrEat museum with a wonderful coffee shop courtyard. So much information but not specifically organized. Could use more lighting. Was hoping to do a Housemaid’s Tour but was sold out.

Thank Amy B
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CharlesDickensMuseum, Manager at Charles Dickens Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for the lovely feedback and we hope you are able to visit again soon, The lighting has to be strictly controlled due to the historic collection and items that can be affected by light I'm afraid.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dickens is my favourite writer since I was twelve, so I really wanted to see the museum. There is a great caffe in the same building, I recommend getting espresso. The museum isn't big, but you can find many interesting things in there (exciting, if...More

Thank Anna S
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CharlesDickensMuseum, Manager at Charles Dickens Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a short walk from St Pancras station, this museum is situated in a property that Charles Dickens lived in for about 18 months and he wrote Oliver Twist whilst he was in residence. It is free if you have an Art Pass card so...More

Thank Sally F
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CharlesDickensMuseum, Manager at Charles Dickens Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

48 and 49 Doughty St, Bloomsbury have now been fused together to form a small, but rich collection of personal items and manuscripts belonging to this master storyteller. The entrance is in 49, a former lawyer's house, on the first floor of which is a...More

Thank travelpig_9
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CharlesDickensMuseum, Manager at Charles Dickens Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I paid £9.50 to get in, didn't realize till I got half way through that I was not even handed a map or brochure! The exhibitor were dated, very poorly lit and labeled. Much of the furniture was said to be transported from his Kent...More

Thank provvrop
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CharlesDickensMuseum, Manager at Charles Dickens Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We’re sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy your recent trip to the Charles Dickens Museum. We work hard to give our visitors a great experience and we appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback.

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Reviewed 13 June 2018

With well-written labels and an impressive collection of genuine artifacts, this wonderfully curated museum is a treasure. You'll get most out of the museum if you've read a couple of Dickens novels, but even if "A Christmas Carol" is all you know, you'll have a...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

We walked from the King’s Cross Station to the museum. It is housed in Dickens’ 1837 home where he completed some of his most famous works. The Youngman at the reception was congenial and very helpful. It is a modest surrounding as compared to the...More

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Libliz
28 March 2018|
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Response from Amemfaja | Reviewed this property |
No wait at all when I visited (midweek). There were about 8 people wandering about in various rooms including me. Enjoy your visit.
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Weardale
12 January 2018|
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Response from CharlesDickensMuseum | Property representative |
You can indeed but without flash to prevent light damage to artefacts.
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jeffiles888
24 March 2017|
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Response from CharlesDickensMuseum | Property representative |
Hi, The Museum is accessible for wheelchairs - excluding the third floor. We have a lift and volunteers on hand to assist with your visit. We also admit carers for free. Kind regards, The Charles Dickens Museum team
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