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A Quick Overview of Charles Dickens Museum
The Charles Dickens Museum is an author's house museum at 48 Doughty Street in Holborn, London Borough of Camden. It occupies a typical Georgian terraced house which was Charles Dickens's home from 25 March 1837 (a year after his marriage) to December 1839.
The building at 48 Doughty Street was threatened with demolition in 1923, but was saved by the Dickens Fellowship, founded in 1902, who raised the mortgage and bought the property's freehold.
- The house was renovated and the Dickens House Museum was opened in 1925, under the direction of an independent trust, now a registered charity.
- Perhaps the best-known exhibit is the portrait of Dickens known as Dickens's Dream by R. W. Buss, an original illustrator of The Pickwick Papers.
- This unfinished portrait shows Dickens in his study at Gads Hill Place surrounded by many of the characters he had created.