Charles Dickens Museum - Doughty Street, London, UK
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Quick Description: This museum, in a house where Dickens lived, is dedicated to his life and works.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/11/2012 9:54:05 AM
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This year, 2012, would have been to 200th birthday of
Charles Dickens and many events are being held to celebrate this great man.
"The Charles Dickens Museum in London holds the world's most important
Dickens collection with over 100,000 items including manuscripts, rare editions,
personal items, paintings and other visual sources.
Based in 48 Doughty Street, the author’s only surviving London house, we offer
visitors the chance to experience what Dickens’s home would have been like and
learn more about the great novelist and social commentator. We are open every
day of the week, and welcome visitors of all ages."
Source Dickens Museum website.
"48 Doughty Street was an important place in the Charles Dickens's life where
he lived from 1837 until 1839. He described it as "my house in town".
Two of his daughters were born here, his sister-in-law Mary died aged 17 and
some of his best-loved novels were written here, including Oliver Twist and
Nicholas Nickleby. However Dickens required more space for his growing family
and moved to 1 Devonshire Terrace in 1839. The house remained a residential
property, but was threatened with demolition in 1823, when the Dickens
Fellowship acquired it. The Museum was opened in 1925 and has become theworld’s
finest Dickens-related collection."