ICONIC characters from some of Charles Dickens's best loved tales have been brought to life at York Castle Museum.

Every weekend from November 16, the museum’s decorated Victorian street, Kirkgate, will come to life with Ebenezer Scrooge and other famous Dickens characters such as Fagin and the Artful Dodger.

Shops will be stocked with festive displays and the street will be full of the sounds of the season, including choirs performing by the twinkling Christmas tree.

Father Christmas will also be meeting youngsters.

Jo Killeya of the museum said: “This year we have embraced the magic of Charles Dickens’ stories to create a fantastically festive Victorian Christmas experience.

“Ebenezer Scrooge will take visitors on a journey of redemption in an immersive one-man show of A Christmas Carol.

"Our authentic Victorian shops have some special guests such as Oliver Twist’s Mrs Mann who is out looking for some last minute shopping but always has a moment for a quick gossip along the way."

There will also be two special performances with Ebenezer Scrooge on December 16 and December 20, from 7pm to 9.30pm.