Dickens World Theme Parks

Dickens World
Leviathan Way Maritime


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May 2007 will see the opening of an innovative and exciting new £62m indoor visitor complex in Kent (in the UK), themed around the life, work and times of one of Britain's best loved authors, Charles Dickens.

Dickens World will take visitors on a journey of Dickens lifetime as they step back in time to Dickensian England to experience the highs and lows of urban life complete with sounds and smells.

Visitors will feel as though they have returned to one of the most exciting periods of British History to see 'The Best and Worst of Times' as they immerse themselves in the imposing architecture and street scenes which are so vividly described in Dickens' novels, supported by our cast of characters who bring his world to life.

It will feature Europe's largest themed dark boat ride, transporting visitors from the depths of London's sewers through atmospheric streets, courtyards, markets and shops, to a magical flight across the roof tops of London. The ghosts of Ebenezer Scrooge will come back to haunt you in the Haunted House and children can have fun in Fagin's Den the children's play area. A 250 seater 'theatre' provides an up to the minute multi-sensory animatronic performance throughout the day, and a live 'supper' show in the evening.

The courtyard areas allow visitors to wander freely around the Dickens World attraction, soaking up the atmosphere and exploring the streets, alleys, courtyards, dockside, shops and a themed restaurant. Peggoty's Boat House a moving platform experience, The School Room The Dreaded Disciplines of Victorian Education, Crime and Punishment and The Old Curiosity Shoppe complete the experience.

Dickens World is based on a credible and factual account of Charles Dickens works and the world in which he lived. Working with The Dickens Fellowship great attention has been paid to the authenticity of the time, characters and story lines. It offers a new and entertaining way to enjoy Dickens and his characters as well as gaining an understanding of the times and conditions people experienced living in England in the early 19th century.Dickens World has a predicted dwell time of four hours and can offer an exciting and full day out in conjunction with the other facilities on the site. In addition, visitors can take advantage of a number of branded restaurants, cafes and bars, the nearby Royal Historic Dockyard , a factory outlet shopping mall and a nine-screen multiplex cinema operated by Odeo

The quickest and easiest route to DICKENS WORLD by road, is via the A2/M2 Junction 1.

Follow the brown anchor signs and use the A289 (Wainscott Bypass) and the Medway Tunnel straight to our front door!

Chatham is only a 1 hour drive from London, Dover and the Channel Tunnel and a short distance from the M25. The site is sign posted from junctions 1, 3 and 4 of the M2, follow the brown anchor tourist signs.

Dickens World is perfect for individuals, couples and families, as well as group visits. The attraction is already taking group bookings for Friday 25th May 2007 and offers many benefits for pre-booked groups of 15 or more people, including discounted admission price, priority admission, free admission for coach drivers, free familiarisation visit for organisers and designated coach drop off/pick up point and nearby coach parking.

To make a group booking please call 08702 411415.

Attraction Details

VenueDickens World
AddressLeviathan Way Maritime, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4LL
Opening times10am - 7pm Excl Xmas Day
Entry costs
Attraction typeTheme Parks


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