Exhibition: A Ghost of an Idea: Unwrapping A Christmas Carol

This exhibition CLOSED on Sun, 25th Feb 2018

This exhibition has finished.

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: £9

The Charles Dickens Museum explores the creation of the story that may just be the most loved of the author’s tales.

A Ghost of an Idea: unwrapping A Christmas Carol will draw on the Museum’s unrivalled collections of original Dickens material to examine the issues and circumstances - social, political and personal - that drove Dickens to write A Christmas Carol.

Aside from exploring the creation of A Christmas Carol, the exhibition will look at its success, legacy and continued enormous popularity, a great example of which is the new film The Man Who Invented Christmas, which opens in the UK on 1st December and stars Dan Stevens as Charles Dickens.

The exhibition explores the inspiration behind the novella through artefacts such as the earliest hand-tinted etchings by John Leech for the first edition of A Christmas Carol in 1843, first editions of the story, playbills and presentation copies given by Dickens to his friends.

Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.


Charles Dickens Museum,

48 Doughty Street, London,

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