Charles Dickens Museum

A Visit to The Charles Dickens Museum, London

The Charles Dickens Museum in London is based in number 48 Doughty Street, where Dickens’ lived from 1837 to 1839.

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It’s where he wrote some of his most famous works including Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby.  It opened as a museum in 1925.

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The home is furnished with a lot of authentic pieces, many purchased from Dickens’ final home at Gads Hill.

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The house was set up as if the owners had just stepped out for a moment.  The dining table laid to receive some of Dickens’ contemporaries;

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Whilst downstairs, the kitchen (complete with hedgehog to catch bug infestations) was busy preparing the food;

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and upstairs in the study, the desk sat, patiently waiting for its master to return;

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The house is a wonderful,  evocative place to visit – I highly recommend it.  And it added to my notebook collection – natch!

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Related reads

Visiting Charles Dicken’s Birthplace
Exploring Highgate Cemetery
Oscar Wilde’s Tomb

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