Useful links with The Dickens Fellowship


Buildings associated with Dickens


The Charles Dickens Museum

The Charles Dickens Museum, 48 Doughty Street, London WC1N 2LX England

  • Dickens's home from 1837 to 1839
  • Head Office of the Dickens Fellowship
Charles Dickens Birthplace

Old Commercial Road, Portsmouth, England

  • Where Dickens was born on 7th February 1812
  • His parents' first marital home
  • Now a museum
Gad's Hill Place

Gad’s Hill Place, Higham, Kent 

The only home Dickens owned (1856-1870)

The Dickens House Museum

2 Victoria Parade, Broadstairs, Kent CT10 1QS

Once the home of Miss Mary Pearson Strong, on whom much of the character of Miss Betsey Trotwood in David Copperfield was based.

Restoration House

Restoration House Crow Lane, Rochester, England

Model for Miss Havisham's Satis House in Great Expectations
Beautifully restored by current owners

St James' Church, Cooling

St James' Church, Main Road, Cooling, Rochester, Kent ME3 8DG

An inspiration for the opening scene of Great Expectations
Featured on the website of the Churches Conservation Trust

The British Library

The British Library’s Charles Dickens profile page includes a biography as well as exclusive essays and articles written by prominent academics on his literature. Also included are scans of original copies of his work including ‘London Recreations’, a short story published in the Evening Chronicle newspaper when Dickens was just 23 years old.

The Victorian Society

A charity dedicated to fighting to protect our Victorian and Edwardian heritage.


Other useful sites

The English Association

The English Association
over 100 years at the forefront of English

Dickens Letters Project
Dickens Letters Project

Free online publication of the correspondence of Charles Dickens which has come to light since 2002

Dickens Journals Online

Dickens Journals Online

DJO successfully created, by the time of the Charles Dickens bicentenary in February 2012, a complete online edition of Dickens’s weekly magazines, Household Words and All the Year Round.

Charles Dickens - Gad's Hill Place

Charles Dickens - Gad's Hill Place

An informative and friendly site on a variety of topics related to Dickens.

Project Boz

Project Boz provides digitised and downloadable copies of all of Dickens's serials

Visit Project Boz


Other literary societies

George Eliot Fellowship

To avoid the Victorian era’s biases against women writers, Mary Ann Evans (November 22, 1819–December 22, 1880) began writing under the male pseudonym George Eliot. After reading Scenes of Clerical Life, Dickens wrote "If they originated with no woman, I believe that no man ever before had the art of making himself, mentally, so like a woman, since the world began."

Elizabeth Gaskell Society

Elizabeth Gaskell was a novelist and short story writer, who lived in Manchester in the mid-19th century. She regularly contributed to Charles Dickens’s weekly magazine, Household Words, where her novel North and South was first published in serial form. 

The Wilkie Collins Society

Wilkie Collins (1824-89) was Dickens's most important literary collaborator.

The Trollope Society

Anthony Trollope (1815-82) was a friend of Dickens but also one of the most severe critics of his works

Alliance of Literary Societies

The Alliance of Literary Societies is the umbrella organisation for literary societies and groups in the UK. 

The Dickens Fellowship acknowledges permission from the Charles  Dickens Museum to use many images from its library on this website

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