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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

Charles Dickens Museum offers Christmas Day entertainment

3rd December 2012

The only museum to open on Christmas Day in London is the Charles Dickens Museum.

Perfect for those staying in central London hotels over Christmas, it has been recently revamped and will be hosting a special traditional Dickensian Christmas on December 25th.

Visitors will be able to watch a special screening of A Christmas Carol as well as enjoying some mince pies and a glass or two of mulled wine.

Dr Florian Schweizer, director of the museum, explained to TNT Magazine: "Experience Dickens' home as he would have known it, with beautifully refurbished period rooms which tell the story of one of the world's greatest storytellers.

"This has been the most exciting year in the museum's history. I'm sure Dickens would have been delighted about the transformation of his former home for his 200th birthday."

The museum can be found at Number 48 Doughty Street and was Dickens's residence from 1837 until 1839. Two of his daughters were born at the Georgian terraced house and he also wrote Oliver Twist and Nicholas Nickleby while in residence.

The museum has been open in the site since 1925 and has been undergoing a £3.1 million refurbishment supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The revamp has allowed the expansion and preservation of many of the rooms as well as new displays to enhance the visitor experience.

Admission to the museum costs £8 for adults and £4 for children aged between six and 16. The nearest London Underground stations to the venue are Russell Square on the Piccadilly line, Chancery Lane or Holborn on the Central line or the mainline station of Kings Cross St Pancras.

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