A £62m theme park that celebrates the life and writings of Charles Dickens has opened after a six-week delay.
Dickens World, a four-acre attraction in Chatham, Kent, was supposed to open to the public on 20 April.
Visitors to the site will be able to experience the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone age, according to the owners.
Managers said the six-week delay was caused by a problem with materials supplied for interactive shows.
The attraction's centrepiece is a boat ride which takes visitors on a journey through Dickensian England, from the depths of London's sewers to a flight over the rooftops.
The theme park has recreated Newgate Prison, Ebenezer Scrooge's haunted house and a Victorian classroom from Dotheboys Hall.
Also adding to the atmosphere are staff dressed as Dickensian characters such as rat catchers, pick-pockets, card-sharks and flower sellers.
Dickens World has been built on derelict dockland close to where the writer lived as a child.
It is hoped the theme park will attract 300,000 visitors a year.
Medway Council expects the local economy to receive a boost as well, with an estimated 200 jobs created at the site alone.