The Charles Dickens Museum reopens its doors

Heritage Lottery-backed project restores the author's only surviving London home

The Charles Dickens Museum, located in the author's former Bloomsbury home a stone's throw from the Folio offices, is open once again following a £3.1m redevelopment project.

The Grade-I-listed property at 48 Doughty Street has been restored to its former splendour under the guidance of literary and heritage experts. The rooms are decorated and furnished as they would have been in Dicken's time, including his original writing desk, aimed at giving the impression that the author has just 'stepped outside', with the attic and kitchen opened for the first time. The adjacent building has been converted to provide a visitor and learning centre, housing further collections of Dickensiana and offering space for talks, readings and film screenings. Christmas events will include the Museum's lively annual reading of A Christmas Carol by Michael Slater, festive walks - and Dickensian mulled wine for all visitors!

As neighbours with a shared interest in the great writer, we have worked with the Museum to curate a collection of Folio editions that reflect his literary interests and influences. The books, which include Walter Scott's Waverley and our limited editions of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Moby Dick, are available for museum visitors to browse and read, along with the latest Folio editions of Dickens's novels.

To find out more or plan your visit, click here.

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