A visit to Charles Dickens Museum should be on your list for your next family travel trip to London. The museum is housed at 48 Doughty St., Dickens’s London home from 1837 to 1839. Dickens moved into the house with his wife Catherine and their eldest son Charlie in 1837. It was here where the famed author finished writing The Pickwick Papers and wrote Nicholas Nickleby and Oliver Twist.
Today, Dickens’ former residence is home to the eponymous museum. The museum exhibits span five floors and the building is laid out as it was when Dickens lived there. Guests may utilize the audio guide to learn more, with special guides designed for children.
The museum houses several key artifacts of Dickens, including numerous first editions, original manuscripts, original letters, clothing worn by Dickens and furniture owned by him. There are interactive activities for children throughout the museum. In addition to the permanent exhibits, the museum hosts a variety of live events and performances. Stop at the on-site Pickwick Café for a light bite and drinks.
The museum is open Wednesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The building is easily reached by the tube, several bus lines or by foot. Adult admission costs about $14. Admission for children ages 6–16 costs about $8 and admission is free for children under 6. Tickets may be purchased in advance or on site.
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