Charles Dickens Exhibition @ Museum of London (until 10 June)

January 4, 2012toFebruary 29, 2012
March 1, 2012toApril 30, 2012

Charles_Dickens_-_Project_Gutenberg_eText_13103Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens in the first major UK exhibition for over 40 years!

Recreating the atmosphere of Victorian London through sound and projections, you’ll be taken on a haunting journey to discover the city that inspired his writings.

Paintings, photographs, costume and objects will illustrate themes that Dickens wove into his works, while rarely seen manuscripts including Bleak House and David Copperfield – written in the author’s own hand – will offer clues to his creative genius.

During your visit you’ll discover how Dickens’ childhood experiences of London, working in a blacking factory while his father was locked away in a debtor’s prison, were introduced into the stories he wrote.

The great social questions of the 19th century will also be explored, all of which set the scene for Dickens’ greatest works.

Highlights of the exhibition will include an audio-visual experience bringing to life the famous painting of Dickens’ Dream at the desk and chair where he wrote his novels, and a specially commissioned film by one of the UK’s leading documentary filmmakers.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the popularity of the Dicken’s exhibition admission may be by timed tickets. Please prebook or arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Event Info:

Price:
Adult – £8
Child – £6
Under-5s – FREE

Location: Museum of London, near St Pauls

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