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The Charles Dickens Museum ❤️📚 

May 10, 2017

Every Christmas since I was a little girl we have watched ‘Scroodge’! Not the black & white version but the musical one starring Albert Finney. I pretty much know all the songs and whats even more amazing is that my boys enjoy watching the same musical every Christmas too.

The classical story written by the great Charles Dickens, originally known as ‘A Christmas Carol.’ 

Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was an English writter, known to most as one of the most famous authors of the Victorian era. His books are famous the world over – Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, David Copperfield, A Tale of Two Cities to mention a few.

So a visit to the Charles Dickens Museum – a beautiful Victorian town house in the heart of London – was an immemse treat.

The Museum –

Charles Dickens and his wife Catherine moved here to 48 Doughty St, London, a few months before Queen Victoria began her reign in 1837. The couple raised the eldest three of their ten children in the house. They also hosted many of the period’s leading figures with dinners and parties.

This is the house where Dickens wrote Oliver Twist, Pickwick Papers and Nicholas Nickleby. 

At the centre of the house is the author’s study. In this book-lined room he wrote an extraordinary number of newspaper articles, journal essays, short stories and novels – always with a quill pen and often by candlelight. He was frequently inspired by the busy household of family, servants and guests around him.

The museum holds the largest collection of material relating to his life and work, with over 100,000 items including furniture, personal effects, paintings, prints, photographs, letters, manuscripts, and rare editions.

Verdict –

I absolutely loved the museum. It is in a beautiful tree lined road near Russell Square station in the heart of old London. The Victorian town house is intact, and stepping through the doors is like taking a step back in time to London in the 1800’s. The Victorian era, visiting the home of one of the greatest authors in the world.

Each room in the room is intact, as it would have been when it was the Dickens family home. An upper class dwelling with warm and cosy decor. 

The stories and anecdotes ones reads along the way gives us a glimse into the mind of this great writer whose stories were a compilation of his experiences in his youth.

At the end of your tour I recommend you enjoy a delicious coffee in the beautiful garden of the museum. The outdoor courtyard is so calming and relaxing, the perfect place to stop and recharge.

Entrance to the museum is £9 & £4 for 6-16 year olds. Under 6’s go free.

The Museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am until 5pm. Last admission is at 4pm. They are closed on Mondays except for Bank Holidays.

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