Charles Dickens was a master storyteller, so it’s only fitting that the house in which he was born should also contain a tale or two of its own.

Through their jobs, our curators, volunteers and front of house team have unearthed some fascinating stories about the building, its contents and the man who was born within its walls.

The detail in these stories is too great for them to fit onto a description card around the museum, so instead we’ve collated them here. Put your feet up, settle in, and read some of the stories from behind the stories.