An exhibition that’s the first to explore one of the great literary friendships between Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins, has opened at the museum dedicated to the author of A Christmas Carol.
About Charles Dickens MuseumOne of many homes occupied by Charles Dickens, this is now a fully restored museum devoted to his life.
Rooms are laid out as if the Dickens family are still living there and have just stepped out for a moment.
A recent extension into the neighbouring building allowed for a lot of heritage to also be put on display without spoiling the history of the original home.
Charles Dickens Museum,
48 Doughty Street,
- Adult: £12.50
- Concessions (Students, 60+ and Disabled Visitors): £10.50
- Child 6-16 years: £7.50
- Children under 6 years: Free
Prices last checked August 2023.Link to Charles Dickens Museum's website
The museum is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm, with the last entry to the historic house at 4pm.
The museum is closed on Monday and Tuesdays, except for Bank holiday Mondays, when it will be open.
Opening hours last checked August 2023.
For accessibility information, go here.
Exhibitions open at the moment
The exhibitions explore one of the great - and most entertaining - literary friendships, tracing the shared work, travels, confidences and, above all, the bond of friendship between two men whose books remain loved the world over.
10am to 5pm
Ends on Sun 25th February 2024
Future events at Charles Dickens Museum
Step into a world of wonder and enchantment this Christmas with a Victorian Magic Lantern show.
Saturday, 2nd Dec tba
Soak up the festive spirit this Christmas Eve as you explore the very home in which Charles Dickens lived and wrote.
Sunday, 24th Dec 10am to 6pm
Frequently asked questions
How do you get to Charles Dickens Museum?
The museum is a short walk from a number of tube stations, the two easiest to use being Russell Square (Piccadilly line) or Chancery Lane (Central line). Farringdon is also close, but it's less convenient to walk to the museum from.
Is the Charles Dickens Museum free to visit?
No, they charge admission to the museum, which covers both the house his family lived in and the exhibitions in the next door house.
How long does a visit to the Charles Dickens Museum last?
It can vary from an hour to a couple of hours depending on how in depth you look around.
Is there a cafe in the Charles Dickens Museum?
Yes, in the back of the museum on the ground floor.
Is the Charles Dickens Museum accessible?
Yes, although it's old building so there are limitations, there is a lift to all floors now.
What's the nearest railway station to Charles Dickens Museum
The nearest station is Russell Square Tube Station which is 0.3 miles away.