Browse through our Childhood in Dickensian London galleries, featuring rare and beautifully illustrated items from the exhibition.
Easter 2023 opening hours: The Library will be open on Thursday 6 April (09:45 – 17:15) and Tuesday 11 April (09:45 – 17:15). The Library will be closed from Friday 7 April to Monday 10 April inclusive. We will resume normal opening hours on Wednesday 12 April (09:00 – 23:00).
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.
Even though the Library is currently closed, you can still experience a flavour of the exhibition online.