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Victorian writers' shrine in Chelsea
Hidden in the quiet back streets of Chelsea is the home of Thomas and Jane Carlyle.
A twist of fate turned Carlyle into a star of the 19th-century literary world. Suddenly this was the place to be.
When you pull the bell to enter you will follow in the footsteps of Dickens, Ruskin, Tennyson and many more.
William Makepeace Thackeray said: 'Tom Carlyle lives in perfect dignity in a house in Chelsea with a snuffy Scotch maid to open the door and best company in England ringing at it!'
Come and learn more of their remarkable story as you look around this authentic, evocative, very special place.
You can find out more about our collection of objects online, or discover it in person by visiting our house speaking to our friendly and knowledgable room guides.