The Charles Dickens Museum, 48 and 49 Doughty Street

The Charles Dickens Museum, 48 and 49 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LX View on map

Grade I listed building in Bloomsbury dating from c1807-9. Charles Dickens lived at the 48 Doughty Street address from 1837 until 1839 and wrote Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby whilst living there. The museum is Charles Dickens's only surviving London house. Manuscripts, rare editions, personal items, paintings and other visual sources as well as a research library are among the Museum’s holdings.


Opening Arrangements

Tuesday - Sunday: 10am- 5pm. Open Bank Holiday Mondays. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Years Day.

Admission Charges

  • Adult: £9.00
  • Child: £4.00
  • Other Charges: £7.00 concessions


East Bloomsbury; the Museum is on an accessible road with meter parking. Rail: Kings Cross/St Pancras (less than 1 mile), Farringdon (approx. 1 mile), Euston (1 mile). By bus: Routes 7, 17, 19, 38, 45, 46, 55, 243 Tube: Russell Square (Piccadilly Line), Chancery Lane or Holborn (Central Line) or Kings Cross St Pancras.

Parking Spaces


On street metered parking.

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Partial
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes