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Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

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Writing with a Quill Pen made my Day!!!!!

A gem of a place and absolutely not to be missed if in Lichfield. In fact, had I known that I could... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lesley P
A place with history

Situated over 5 floors, you go in at 1st floor, reception area / gift shop area left hand side... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Breadmarket Street, Lichfield WS13 6LG, England
+44 1543 264972
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All reviews five floors his life english language second hand bookshop well worth a visit mobility problems early life the ground floor great man london house short film market square stairs to climb introductory film interesting house free entry an interesting place
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A gem of a place and absolutely not to be missed if in Lichfield. In fact, had I known that I could indulge my curiosity apropos actually using a Quill pen, I would have gone long ago for that alone. The 'meet and greet' by...More

Thank Lesley P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Situated over 5 floors, you go in at 1st floor, reception area / gift shop area left hand side. Books to right hand side. Up on next floor is where you get to watch the 12 min video detailing the life of Samuel Johnson, very...More

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Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Made to feel very welcome as soon as we entered the house by the man on reception Very interesting and informative...dare I say...far more so than London house. I also don't understand why it is free! Dvd sets the scene well There were some children's...More

Thank F B
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Had a very interesting time, the assistants gave veryknowlegable information. It's a museum so don't think it would be suitable for young children

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Reviewed 5 October 2018

This is the house where Samuel Johnson was born. It is set out over four or five floors, people with walking difficulties please note. The attendant was friendly and informative and gave us a leaflet explaining what could be seen there. All very interesting and...More

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 11 September 2018

I entered the bookshop where I was given an explanatory leaflet by the enthusiastic attendant. There are five levels with fairly steep stairs. The Johnson story is well told and the displays are nicely executed. I left a donation as I departed.

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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

The staff were informative and friendly. All the rooms were interesting and details printed on cards in each room. There was also a short film to give more information about Samuel Johnson. There was a book shop in the entrance with a very pleasant gentleman...More

Thank valerier471
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Tall thin building, worth working your way to the top to see the copy of the famous dictionary. My knowledge of Samuel Johnson was previously only gleaned from Blackadder, so now I know a little more. It’s free so why not visit while you are...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Although I have been an admirer of Dr Johnson for many years, I’m afraid to say that I had no idea that the author of the famous dictionary was actually born in Lichfield. Imagine my immediate delight to find that there was a museum to...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2018

Great place to while a way an hour or two and brush up on your history and knowledge about Samuel Johnson

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