In 1837, a young, ambitious and relatively obscure writer moved into 48 Doughty Street. His name was Charles Dickens, and while living there, he was transformed from a London journalist to an international superstar, as he published stories such as The Pickwick Papers, Nicholas Nickleby and Oliver Twist.
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Today the Charles Dickens Museum preserves 48, Doughty Street as it may have looked while the Dickens family lived here, using collection items and furniture which belonged to the author. The collection is made up of about 100,000 pieces, including letters and furniture, clothes and illustrations, all relating to Charles Dickens and his creations. Yet more than that, the Charles Dickens Museum reflects life in middle-class Victorian London. How did they live, what did they eat and what did they think of the rapidly changing world around them?
- Adult – £9.50
- Students – £7.50
- Seniors – £7.50
- Disabled Visitors – £7.50
- Children (6 to 16) – £4.50
- Children (Under) – FREE