In 1922, the Fellowship purchased 48 Doughty Street, a Georgian terraced house in Bloomsbury and home of Charles Dickens from 1837 to 1839. In 1925 the house was opened to the public as the Dickens House Museum, and is now known as the Charles Dickens Museum.
“My house in town”, as Dickens referred to 48 Doughty Street, was an important place in the writer’s life. It was here that he completed The Pickwick Papers and Oliver Twist, wrote Nicholas Nickleby and worked on Barnaby Rudge. It was also the house where his two eldest daughters were born and his sister-in-law Mary died aged 17. The museum holds the world’s most important collection of material relating to Dickens. The rare books, paintings, photographs and memorabilia on display give a unique insight into the life and work of the author.
The Museum has a shop and café, and the Suzannet Research Library, which is open to researchers by appointment.