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Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

Breadmarket Street, Lichfield WS13 6LG, England
+44 1543 264972
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Learn so much about Johnson and his times

This is a gem of a museum. I knew Johnson wrote a dictionary but there was so much more to him... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
anneandtrevor
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Harwich, United Kingdom
interesting place with added bonus of selling second books.

We had a wonder round here one Saturday morning. Nice little second hand book shop on ground floor... read more

Reviewed 25 November 2017
323DavidS323
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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“his life” (24 reviews)
“five floors” (19 reviews)
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Breadmarket Street, Lichfield WS13 6LG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a gem of a museum. I knew Johnson wrote a dictionary but there was so much more to him. The exhibits are well displayed and explained in authentic surrounding. Not to be missed.

Thank anneandtrevor
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

We had a wonder round here one Saturday morning. Nice little second hand book shop on ground floor followed by lots of rooms with exhibits in and interesting items to look at. Another excellent free attraction in Lichfield.

Thank 323DavidS323
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

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
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Reviewed 16 October 2017

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

Thank LichTraveller
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Reviewed 7 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

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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
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Reviewed 6 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
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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
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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
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Reviewed 28 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
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