Charles Dickens

Great Expectations, George Cooper Abbs and Cleadon House

oil portrait Charles Dickens

Dates

Until Saturday 14 September

Visitor information

During museum opening hours 

Art Gallery

First floor

Free


About

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.