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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
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
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
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.
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.
This is the perfect museum. I would say its good for adults and children - they seem to display the stuff so well and give a child-friendly narrative. As it was the house where Johnson grew up, it is quite small. There were loads of...More