Charles Dickens

Great Expectations, George Cooper Abbs and Cleadon House

oil portrait Charles Dickens


Until Saturday 14 September

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.