London: Charles Dickens Museum

26 May 2014

From 1837-1839, Charles Dickens lived at 48 Doughty Street in London. The home has been converted into a museum (in 1925) and made available to visit for a marginal price (£8 - adults).
There is a cafe in the back of the house (open to visitors and non-visitors alike) where you can get a good cup of tea or coffee with a sweet.
 Art Fund and Museum Association members can visit the museum for free. Upon entrance you are greeted by one of the museum's friendly volunteers where you'll receive a guidebook to the five floors of the museum. For the most part you are left to your own devices during your visit.
A favourite -- Dickens' desk.
Another of the highlights of the visit was Dickens' bed.
Amidst these original items related to Dickens' life and works there are also well-made props such as letters and manuscripts by Dickens.
We love you, Charles Dickens, and enjoy your beautiful books and lovely museum.
To visit the museum, the nearest Underground Stations are Holborn and Russell Square. Allow yourself between 1-2 hours to thoroughly enjoy the five floors of furniture, manuscripts, rare editions and paintings, etc. Last admission is at 4pm.

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