Charles Dickens Museum to shut for 200th anniversary year

The Charles Dickens Museum in central London has defended its decision to close for a revamp during the 200th anniversary year of the author’s birth.

The author’s former home will shut on 10 April, also ahead of the Olympic Games when many tourist attractions are expecting boosted visitor numbers.

The museum has been awarded a Heritage Lottery grant of £2m.

Museum manager Shannon Hermes said the money was only available for a limited time and they had to seize the chance.

She added that there were already many Dickens-related events planned for London throughout the year.

Click here to read this article from the BBC

See also the article ‘Why the Dickens are they closing this museum now?’ from the London Evening Standard

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