Welcome to the Charles Dickens Museum’s Collections Online

Founded by the Dickens Fellowship in 1925, the Charles Dickens Museum holds the world’s most comprehensive collection of material relating to the life and work of Charles Dickens. With over 100,000 items comprising furniture, personal effects, paintings, prints, photographs, letters, manuscripts, and rare editions, the collection is significant for its breadth and depth.

Collections Online is a growing database of our holdings. Launched in 2020, each month we are adding new records and images.

Search object records using key words or through an Advanced Search function. Alternatively browse groups of objects in Collections or Themes with topics range from ‘Interesting Dickens letters’ to ‘Dickensian memorabilia’.

You can read more about the history of our collections and our approach to collecting in our Collections Development Policy.

For details about intellectual property rights in relation to our collections, please read our Copyright policy.

If you would like to find out more about our collection, if you notice any errors in our records or wish to suggest improvements, please email us at info@dickensmuseum.com