New exhibition reveals Charles Dickens’ love for science

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New exhibition reveals Charles Dickens’ love for science

The Charles Dickens Museum in Westminster is unveiling a new brand new exhibition, showcasing the famous author’s little known passion for science.

Curators Adelene Buckland and Frankie Kubicki walk London Live round their various exhibits, such as a theatrical device used for ghostly illusions, a telescope and a 'magic lantern'.

Dickens felt very strongly about the importance of science and wanted children to get excited about the subject.

He occasionally collaborated with leading contemporary scientists and used a number of theories as the basis for his storylines.

The exhibition opens on 24th May and continues until 11th November.

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