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Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

Breadmarket Street, Lichfield WS13 6LG, England
+44 1543 264972
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Brilliant local museum, with national links

Great place to visit - free - interesting items, changing exhibitions. Staff are really friendly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lichfield, United Kingdom
First visit here

We had been to Lichfield before but had not visited this museum before. We were very glad we did so... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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Breadmarket Street, Lichfield WS13 6LG, England
+44 1543 264972
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Reviewed yesterday

Great place to visit - free - interesting items, changing exhibitions. Staff are really friendly - definitely recommend popping in if you have never been before. Great dressing up for kids (and grown ups!). I have been several times over the years as it always...More

Thank _kate_durrant
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had been to Lichfield before but had not visited this museum before. We were very glad we did so this time. The museum run by volunteers is a wonderful collection of books, paintings, furniture and personal belongings of the great man. It is laid...More

Thank bdon257
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good and a friendly person to greet you and explain the history of the person and place. A simple museum but we'll worth popping

Thank DandKMarshall
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much more here than I expected. Very interesting, not dull, and I learned a lot! Some of the rooms are quite small so a midweek visit was good with no crowding.

Thank nge8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lived in this area for over 65 years and never visited this building. It is wonderful. Lots to look at and lots of original artefacts. Everyone can learn a lot here, even me. I knew of Samuel Johnson, but I knew an awful...More

Thank NITA J
Reviewed 16 June 2017

For anyone interested in words and the English language this is a 'must'. An informative, welcoming museum.

Thank Ullans
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We were in Lichfield for the day celebrating our friend's birthday. We chose Lichfield as it has a bit of everything, good food, good shopping and good culture. It was approaching 3pm when we stumbled across the Samuel Johnson Museum and seeing as our friend...More

Thank JessieWelsh
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Birthplace of famed lexicographer, writer and literary critic Samuel Johnson, a visit here is a must. The house itself has been sympathetically restored, with creaking floorboards adding to the atmosphere, and you will find much of interest, including a facsimile of his famous Dictionary, his...More

Thank Caroline C
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Samuel Johnson house and museum established within it. It is the original home of one of Lichfield's most famous 'sons' of the past. The literary genius achieved so much in his lifetime and this story is told in...More

Thank profjoypc
Reviewed 1 May 2017

As in Samuel Johnson's father's day, the ground floor is still a bookshop. The guides were helpful. The rooms tell the story of Samuel's life in Lichfield and in London. His silver shoe buckles can be seen close to pages from his dictionary. The room...More

Thank Howarth S
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