Charles Dickens family home, now a museum, has confirmed that it will be reopening on 19th May, and its Technicolour Dickens exhibition has been extended for an extra month.
About the 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.
IMPORTANT - Although venues are reopening, their hours may differ from normal, and most now need prebooking before you visit.
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Charles Dickens Museum,
Charles Dickens Museum,
48 Doughty Street,
Exhibitions open today
This exhibition explores the power of the writer’s image, tracing his image through artist interpretations, radical rethinking in popular culture and new digital technologies and re-imaginings.
10am to 5pm
Ends on Closing soon Wed, 16th June
Exhibitions opening soon
This exhibition explores the characters, events, places and personal tales of triumph and tragedy that inspired and shaped the novel that made Charles Dickens a household name across the world.
Open from Wed 30th June to Sun 17th October
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Fequently 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 which is 0.3 miles away.
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