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Senate House Library

Childhood in Dickensian London

Experience a flavour of the exhibition online

With 2020 marking the 150th anniversary of Charles Dickens’s death, Senate House Library’s exhibition takes you on a journey through Victorian London from the 1830s until the turn of the 20th century, exploring the role of Dickens in creating a better childhood for us all.

Although no longer on display, you can still experience a flavour of the exhibition online.

Childhood in Dickensian London introductory video

Narrated by Lucinda Dickens-Hawksley: great-great-great granddaughter of Charles Dickens.