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Charles Dickens Museum

Location pin

Charles Dickens Museum, 48 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LX - 

  • Users

    Up to
    80 guests

Located in the heart of literary Bloomsbury, the Charles Dickens Museum is the perfect setting for an exclusive event in an enchanting historical setting.

An original Georgian townhouse dating back to 1809, Dickens’s ‘house in town’ is dressed in beautiful period style as if Dickens himself had just stepped out the door. The Grade I listed Charles Dickens Museum provides the perfect setting for an atmospheric dinner, elegant drinks reception, private corporate event or as a historical film location.

Spread over five floors, the Museum provides the evocative setting of an intimate Victorian home. Lit with candles, it can transport your guests to a time when Dickens would have walked the halls, entertained in the Dining Room, held court with his own guests in the Drawing Room and given life to his immortal characters in the quietude of his study.

Capacity & layout

Standing

Standing

up to 80

Dining

Dining

up to 60

Boardroom

Boardroom

up to 18

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 60

Classroom

Classroom

up to 18

Amenities

Cloakroom

Cloakroom

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

Disabled access

Disabled access

Location

Reviews

  • Marion Grn

    March 2024

    I did my french dissertation on Charles Dickens and his life. His fight for children’s rights is masterful and unique for his time. I had a lot of emotions as I walked through these places filled with Dickens' soul. Like a friend's house. Thanks Mr Dickens

  • Leaburn

    March 2024

    Entry was £12 and it is a fair price for entry to this old terraced house. You can use a QR code in the museum to get an audio guide on your phone but like many I chose not to. It’s a bit of an awkward way to provide audio guides. Im sure it’s a cheaper method but it could be done better. A very good little museum, particularly if you are a fan of the great author’s work. I say that as someone who hasn’t read his books but have seen a few spin off films and brought up in a country where you become accustomed to regular reference to the characters he created. I learned a lot more about the man, his life and his work. The displays and the narratives are well laid out and informative. The staff dotted around the house are fantastic, very friendly and have great knowledge. There’s a shop where you buy tickets and you return to at the end of the trip. There are also toilets at the museum. I spent about 90 minutes looking around and would recommend to others. It left me really eager to read some of his books as he’s probably the second most important and consequential writer in Britain’s storied, literary history. Understanding more about his background helps bring to life the ideas and inspirations for his characters.