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Charles Dickens Museum - Free Entry - 23rd- 25th March 2022

23–25 March 2022

The Charles Dickens Museum is offering free entry to the for anyone in possession of a National Lottery ticket/ scratchcard. Free entry can be gained on 23rd, 24th and 25th March 2022.

In 1837, a young, ambitious and relatively obscure writer moved into 48 Doughty Street. His name was Charles Dickens, and while living here he was transformed from a London journalist to an international superstar, as he published stories such as The Pickwick Papers, Nicholas Nickleby and Oliver Twist.

Today the Charles Dickens Museum preserves 48, Doughty Street as it may have looked while the Dickens family lived here, using collection items and furniture which we know belonged to the author. Our collection is made up of about 100,000 pieces, including letters and furniture, clothes and illustrations, all relating to Charles Dickens and his creations. Yet more than that, the Charles Dickens Museum reflects life in middle-class Victorian London. How did they live, what did they eat and what did they think of the rapidly changing world around them?

Charles Dickens Museum will be taking part in National Lottery Open Week with a special offer, as detailed above, to National Lottery players who provide proof of purchase.

This offer will run on 23–25 March 2022

Entry to the museum is from 10am and last entry is at 4pm

Booking in advance is not required.

Offer redeemable by: One person

We are open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am until 5pm with staggered entry at 15 minute intervals to make sure your experience is intimate and enjoyable.

Last admission into the house is at 4pm. Please note, the shop closes at 5pm.

We recommend you allow about an hour and a half for your visit.

We recommend that you wear a face covering, particularly in the smaller rooms, or when the museum is particularly busy. For details of our COVID-19 safety measures, please find more information here:

All National Lottery games (including National Lottery draw-based games and National Lottery scratchcards) purchased in store and online/via app qualify to redeem this offer.

Proof of purchase of a National Lottery game can be either hard copy ticket or digital.

The date of draw / purchase is not relevant.

All offers are subject to availability. Charles Dickens Museum has the right to refuse entry in the event of venue / offer reaching capacity, as well as unforeseen circumstances.

In the event of queries on the day, the organisation's decision is final.

Please check with the venue for details such as opening times, location, specific terms and conditions and other pertinent information prior to visiting.

This offer is not exchangeable.

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