Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

Breadmarket Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6LG
49 Market Street Lichfield England WS13 6LA GB

Best known for his ‘Dictionary of the English Language’, Samuel Johnson spent the first 27 years of his life in this large, imposing house, which overlooks the market square. He frequently returned to the house until shortly before his death in 1784.

This Grade 1 listed building contains a varied mix of displays, reconstructed rooms and audio-visual media. Visitors are taken through the colourful life and major achievements of Lichfield’s most famous son, from troubled childhood, through literary obscurity and financial poverty, to world renown and success.

Entrance to the museum is free for all ages and children’s activities including a cat hunt, colouring and dressing up clothes are available everyday.

The museum has special events throughout the year.

Opening Times: 1 April – 30 September 10.30am-4.30pm
1 October- 31 March 11.00am-3.30pm

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