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Charles Dickens Museum

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Charles Dickens Museum

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Charles Dickens Museum 48 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LX England
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Russell SquareUnderground7 min
Chancery LaneUnderground9 min
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FrancesImperial wrote a review Oct 2020
London, UK20 contributions28 helpful votes
Dickens and his family lived here for only three years - a rented house with 'all mod cons' for the time - water that could be pumped into the house, their own cesspit, a wine store. You can see the copper in which the family clothing was boiled, and in which their Christmas pudding was cooked each year, as well as the elegant dining room and the desk where Dickens worked. It makes you very aware that even well-to-do Victorians lived without many of the comforts that the most ordinary modern people take for granted. There are interesting displays showing the public aspects of Dickens life and some images showing what he probably looked like in colour.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Hannah wrote a review Sep 2020
Purley, United Kingdom43 contributions47 helpful votes
Loved this little museum, it was so full of information and a real hidden gem. Perfect mid afternoon stop if in London.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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hilary d wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom355 contributions224 helpful votes
this was my first visit to this museum in a long time,think i came once with my daughter.i have the national art pass so it was free for me to visit.its a charming small museum with lots things to see.the little garden is very charming.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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DayTrip499644 wrote a review Aug 2020
Ringwood, United Kingdom63 contributions47 helpful votes
In this unassuming road, the Charles Dickens Museum is well worth a visit. If you are a fan of his books, you will be delighted to see the rooms and pictures and artefacts of his life there, as I was!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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kbearne wrote a review Aug 2020
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom622 contributions102 helpful votes
To be honest, I never really knew much about Charles Dickens apart from his most famous works. I love visiting new attractions in London whenever I visit and decided to go because I’d not been before and was nearby. I actually found the museum fascinating and discovered that Dickens was an interesting chap, particularly in regards to his inspiration being pulled from his surroundings and his passion for children’s welfare (driven partly by his own experiences as a child). There was also a great volunteer there (a lady but I’m afraid I don’t remember her name!) who filled me in on some interesting facts about his life. In terms of covid, there was hand sanitiser, social distancing reminders and a one way system and I felt safe throughout.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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