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Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

Breadmarket Street, Lichfield WS13 6LG, England
+44 1543 264972
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Nice little museum

Well worth a visit if you're in Lichfield, it's free and takes week over an hour. The bloke on the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Nigel W
A return visit on SJ's birthday

Visited Lichfield for their Heritage weekend. Had an interesting tour of the house and some... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
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Breadmarket Street, Lichfield WS13 6LG, England
+44 1543 264972
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Well worth a visit if you're in Lichfield, it's free and takes week over an hour. The bloke on the desk at the front door obviously loves his job and his subject.

Thank Nigel W
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Visited Lichfield for their Heritage weekend. Had an interesting tour of the house and some birthday cake.

Thank LichTraveller
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Based in the very centre of Lichfield and right next to a busy thriving market you will find Johnson's birthplace and childhood home. What a great little museum you can really imagine the family living there. From the basement kitchen where he spent hours reading...More

1  Thank C1S
Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

There are two Johnson houses 🏡 one in London which did see sometime ago I think I judge this being slight superior it large house house with display on each floor some use of audio equipment and helpful video, talks about his life and put...More

1  Thank CharlesGraham79
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Love this museum Very interesting place to visit and if it wasn't for this guy we wouldn't have the dictionary as we know it Very interesting and informative staff very help How ever there are lots of stairs to negotiate Best bit is the second...More

1  Thank Cecilia M
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

If in Lichfield you should be sure to visit Johnson's Birthplace great for the whole family. Our grandsons really enjoyed visiting from Canada

1  Thank ianfI9058XB
Reviewed 31 August 2017

visited the Samuel Johnson birthplace museum today, very surprised how interesting it is for any age group, it is free to go in and very friendly staff. well worth a visit.

1  Thank Shadwick35
Reviewed 29 August 2017

A very interesting place to visit and learn more about the great man. Very knowledgable staff. An original copy of the famous dictionary can be seen on the top floor.

Thank nuthatch66
Reviewed 22 August 2017

We had a wonderful time finding out so much more about Dr Johnson, especially his friendships with David Garrick and James Boswell. We were greeted by a very amusing, enthusiastic and knowlegeable volunteer, who made our visit.

Thank EM B
Reviewed 22 August 2017

From the venue, I got a good insight into the promising lad from Lichfield rather than the great man of letters - but that was most fitting, as other Johnson museums (eg the London house off the Strand) complement with the later success. It's the...More

Thank niccarlyle
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