Faithful Companions: Charles Dickens & his Pets (15 May – 12 January)

Exterior of the Charles Dickens Museum

Photo credit: © chrisdorney/

It has just been announced that the Charles Dickens Museum will be launching a fascinating new exhibition in May. Faithful Companions: Charles Dickens & his Pets will explore Dickens’ relationship with his pets and the importance of animals in his works. Noted by his friend, biographer John Forster, as having an ‘inexhaustable’ interest in dogs in particular, Dickens was amused and intrigued by any new trait and would often share anecdotes about his beloved companions in letters to friends and family.

This family-friendly exhibition will include letters, family photographs and artworks. There will also be a dedicated writing area where inspired young authors can pen their own animal tales.

Getting there:
The closest underground station is Russell Square which is on the Piccadilly Line from Green Park.

Also in the area:
British Museum
British Library
The Postal Museum

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