The Charles Dickens Museum is a fully accredited independent museum dedicated to promoting the life and work of Charles Dickens, writer, journalist and social reformer. Our mission is to be the world’s leading centre for the study, appreciation and enjoyment of Charles Dickens’s life and works. The Charles Dickens Museum was founded in 1925 and is constituted as a charity. The Museum holds the world’s finest and most comprehensive collection of material relating to Dickens’s life and work. It was here at 48 Doughty Street that Dickens established himself as a writer in the 1830s and rose to international fame. The Museum also houses an extensive archive and research library used continually by leading scholars, and it is the headquarters of the international Dickens Fellowship. 48 Doughty Street is a place of pilgrimage for people from all over the world – fans, scholars, researchers, writers – and it is a place of learning for thousands of children and young people. In addition to permanent displays, the Museum presents an ongoing series of temporary exhibitions exploring different aspects of Dickens’s life, as well as special events.