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Do you want to explore the world of the famous author Charles Dickens? Learn all about his life and his inspirations?
Then you should visit Dickens World in Chatham, Kent.
This museum offers you an amazing multi-sensory and interactive experience. You’ll leave behind the modern world and immerse yourself in the world.
The museum offers you the opportunity to come face-to-face with some of Dickens’ literary characters, such as Ebenezer Scrooge.
It is also home to Europe’s largest indoor dark ride, named the Great Expectations Log Flume.
After the thrilling ride you can go back to class in the nineteenth-century classroom and quench your thirst for knowledge, or you can visit The Haunted House and get spooked by the ghosts of days past.
And after a busy day you can relax at the Six Jolly Fellowship Porters, the themed bar and restaurant located within the museum grounds.
And after dinner you can go see a 4D movie about Charles Dickens’ most loved events or visit one of the many evening events. For more information, visit the website of Dickens World.
The complex was first conceived as far back as the 1970s: the original concept was the dream of late, Gerry O’Sullivan, and turned into a reality by Kevin Christie.
Following completion of the exterior of the building in the summer of 2006, attraction designers RMA Ltd set about the huge task of creating and fitting out this major attraction.
RMA Ltd worked closely with Dickens World and the Dickens Fellowship to ensure the production of authentic storylines, characters, atmospheric streets, courtyards and alleyways were true to the period.
Dickens World is a themed attraction based on the life and works of Charles Dickens. The attraction offers an interactive, multi-sensory experience, whereby visitors can immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and smells of 19th century England.
Visitors can enjoy a journey of discovery as they meet some of Dickens’ most well-known and best-loved characters.
It is based around the life of author Charles Dickens, briefly a resident of Chatham as a child and who, as an adult, lived at Gads Hill Place in nearby Higham.
Many of the locations and characters in his novels are based on buildings, places and people of the Medway Towns; for example Holcombe Manor was the inspiration for Dingley Dell, the house in Pickwick Papers.
Address: Leviathan Way-ME44LL Chatham, Kent
Dickens World opening hours
Please visit Dickens World’s website for up-to-date opening times.