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This post covers how to get discounted tickets for the Charles Dickens Museum in London, how to plan your visit, and what you'll find in the museum.

 

 


TICKETS

This section lists the museum admission prices.

TIP: To get free admission, check out the attraction discount passes below.


General Admission

  • Adult: £9.50
  • Concession: £7.50
  • Child (6 - 16 Years): £4.50
  • Children under 6: FREE
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CHARLES DICKENS MUSEUM DISCOUNTS

This section includes the various discounts available for Charles Dickens Museum tickets. 


Tourist Attraction Discount Passes

Admission to the museum is included for free with the purchase of the London Pass.

This pass is available to purchase for 1, 2, 3, 6 or 10 days. You can visit as many attractions as you have time for during the amount of time you choose.

 

 

If you want to read about attraction discount passes that can save you up to 50% of the retail price on select London activities, check out our full post. 

Check out our post on free museums in London.


National Art Pass

When you purchase the National Art Pass you’ll get free or 50% off entry at 240+ participating museums and major exhibitions. The year-long pass costs £70 for an individual and £115 for a family.

National Art Pass holders get FREE entry to the Charles Dickens Museum.


Military Discount

Unfortunately, we could not find any military discounts.


Senior Discount, Student Discount

Visitors over age 60 with valid ID and full-time students with an ID get the reduced concession price of £7.50 per ticket.


Coupon Sites

Keep an eye out on coupon sites such as Groupon and LivingSocial for occasional ticket discounts.

 


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PLAN YOUR VISIT

This section will list the details you need to know to plan your trip to the Charles Dickens Museum. We include how to get here, operating hours, and what is allowed within the museum.


Where is the Charles Dickens Museum and Home?

The Charles Dickens Museum and Home is located in Holborn, in the London Borough of Camden, at 48 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LX.

We recommend using this Google map for directions to the Charles Dickens Museum.   Be sure to read our post on navigating the London Underground.

 

 

Where is Charles Dickens Museum and Home

 

Underground:

  • The nearest London Underground station is Russell Square (Piccadilly Line).
  • The museum can also be accessed via Chancery Lane (Central Line).

Hop-on-Hop-off Bus:

  • Several bus tour companies provide a stop nearby close to Russell Square, which is a short walk from the museum.

TIP: If you’re already considering a hop-on-hop-off bus tour, you could save money by using the bus to get here.


Opening Hours

January - November:

  • Tuesday - Sunday
  • 10:00 am - 17:00 (5:00 pm)
  • Last Entry 16:00

December:

  • Open Daily
  • 10:00 am - 17:00 (5:00 pm)
  • Last Entry 16:00

Extended Hours:

NOTE: Occasionally the museum may need to close for special events and maintenance so always check the website before planning your visit.


Best Times to Visit

The busiest days of the week are Sundays and Tuesdays.

 

Charles Dickens Museum Busy Hours

 

For the best viewing experience, we recommend visiting on a Wednesday, Thursday, or Saturday.

Most visitors spend around 1.5 hours in the museum and house, which includes a cafe.


Is there a coat check? Are pushchairs/prams/buggies/strollers allowed?

Due to the small size of the museum, no large backpacks, luggage, or strollers are allowed in the museum. If you need storage space for your bags or luggage, there are plenty of baggage storage locations nearby.

 


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WHAT TO EXPECT

This section is a short introduction to the Charles Dickens Museum. 

 


This photo of Charles Dickens Museum is courtesy of TripAdvisor

 

Contained inside the previous London home of Charles Dickens, the Dickens Museum holds the world’s finest collection of Dickens-related items.

Visited by Dickens enthusiasts from around the world, the Museum offers a unique perspective not only to the life of Charles Dickens but the Victorian London society.


Home of Charles Dickens

Whilst living on Doughty Street, Charles completed the Pickwick Papers, Oliver Twist, and Nicholas Nickleby! He also began work on Barnaby Rudge.

The lease Dickens had on the property was a 3-year-lease… at a cost of £80 a year!

However, as Dickens’ career took off and he became more and more wealthy, he chose to move to grander, more expensive homes.

But despite the fact that Dickens lived in many houses in London, this is the only house of his that still stands.


Holiday Events

The Museum holds various events all year round. From Costumed Tours to Halloween Events, Photography Workshops to Dickens Walking Tours, Charles Dickens’ House provides much more than a standard visit to a museum!

Check their website to see what is coming up during your visit.


The Dickens Museum Artifacts

Any and all items related to Charles Dickens are on display here.

The Museum boasts that it holds the “world’s most important collection of paintings, rare editions, manuscripts, original furniture, and other items relating to the life and work of Dickens.”

 


This photo of Charles Dickens Museum is courtesy of TripAdvisor

 

This impressive collection is carefully arranged and displayed over the three floors of the house.

 


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About The Author

Margaret

An American simply by accident of birth, Margaret moved to London over 16 years ago and hasn’t looked back since! With a keen interest in History – and a BA degree to match – Margaret prides herself on her knowledge of the amazing city she calls home and she's been guiding here now for nearly a decade. Social history is her real expertise, with sound understanding of the day-to-day lives of Londoners over the past centuries.
Updated: October 12th, 2021
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