The Charles Dickens Exhibition at the Museum of London

Museum LondonWent for a trip to London today, two reasons, one to meet Sues friend Brian, who we hadn’t seen for ages and the other to visit the Dickens Exhibition at the Museum of London.

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It is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens this year, well on the 7th February to be exact. There are lots of exhibitions on at present along and many of his books being adapted for TV.
This is a tremendous exhibition with lots of information about the man himself and the social history of London during his lifetime.

newgate_prison_largeThere is also the original door from the Newgate Prison, a model of a stagecoach and steam train, numerous old maps and pictures of London along with manuscripts from some of his novels.
Spent around two hours here before heading of to the Lord Raglan Pub for a good meal and pint of Doombar.

 

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The exhibition is open until the 10th June 2012.
Must pay another visit to the Museum itself soon.

Opposite is a picture of a floodlit St Pauls taken as we walked back to the tube station from the pub.

Weather was mighty cold, but sunny.

Great Day Out.