Charles Dickens Museum

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Charles Dickens Museum London Reviews

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For fans of history and literature Aug 09, 2013
Visited the Charles Dickens Museum as part of history of London class I was taking. It was supposed to be an example of a Georgian style home in contrast with the Dennis Severs' House that we also visited, and the difference was definitely noticeable.

The great novelist Charles Dickens used to live at this very location which makes it a fitting place to show items related to him. He wrote Oliver Twist while living here, which is one of his most famous works.

While strolling through the house you get a sense of what kind of person Charles Dickens was and I learned that he was kind of a neat-freak, not to call him a germophobe. He kept a hedgehog in the kitchen that would eat any scraps that fell to the floor to keep bugs away.

You also learn about his family and get to walk into his study and see his desk at which he worked up his stories.

They offer a wide variety of tours or you can just visit it separately without any extras. There's a gift shop and café on the premise.

There was an elevator for wheelchair access.

All in all an enjoyable visit, but maybe more for fans of history and literature.
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missandrea81 says:
Well, I try not to give too much away, so people will get their own impressions. ;) Thanks for stopping by.
Posted on: Nov 03, 2013
rsvpme says:
Andrea...Well done, I like the reviews you create because they create thought...not just visual. Well done , especially kitchen vacuum cleaner comments.
Posted on: Nov 03, 2013
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