Explore the Charles Dickens Museum


Article by Hayley Hyer

Photography by Stock Images + Provided

If you're a Charles Dickens fan (I personally have A Christmas Carol practically memorized after seeing it live every year since I was born!), you may be interested in exploring his house and learning more about his life. Now, you don't even have to hop on a plane to England to do so. You can take a virtual tour right where you are!

Interactive Tour

Museum Blog

This blog takes you behind the scenes at the Charles Dickens Museum, giving fresh insight on everything from discoveries new and old in our collection, to exhibitions, events and learning initiatives.

You’ll be hearing from a variety of Museum staff and volunteers, as well as guest curators, academics, artists and Dickens enthusiasts. Why not join the debate and let us know you thoughts on the latest blog by using our hashtag #CDMBlog

Collections Online

Founded by the Dickens Fellowship in 1925, the Charles Dickens Museum holds the world’s most comprehensive collection of material relating to the life and work of Charles Dickens. With over 100,000 items comprising furniture, personal effects, paintings, prints, photographs, letters, manuscripts, and rare editions, the collection is significant for its breadth and depth.

How to use Collections Online

Each object in our Collections Online database has a record, where you can find information including a description, pictures, production date, and information about the objects history. 

You can:

  • Search for object records using keywords
  • Use the Advanced Search function to look for certain kinds of objects or material from a specific date
  • Peruse our different Collections, including Objects, Archives and Manuscripts, and volumes from our Library
  • Browse groups of objects in the Themes section, with topics ranging from ‘Interesting Dickens letters’ to ‘Dickensian memorabilia’.

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