Charles Dickens

Great Expectations, George Cooper Abbs and Cleadon House

oil portrait Charles Dickens


Until Saturday 5 October

Visitor information

Art Gallery, first floor

Donations welcome, free entry


The star of this exhibition is a portrait of the famous writer Charles Dickens on loan from the National Portrait Gallery.

A regular visitor to the North East, it is said that Dickens was inspired by a stay at Cleadon House in South Shields while writing Great Expectations.