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Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

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very interesting and great welcome

Made to feel very welcome as soon as we entered the house by the man on reception Very interesting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Had a very interesting time, the assistants gave veryknowlegable information. It's a museum so... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Breadmarket Street, Lichfield WS13 6LG, England
+44 1543 264972
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed May 26, 2012

Never heard of Samuel Johnson? Well he's the chap who featured in the Blackadder episode who wrote the famous Dictionary. In that episode, Rowan Atkinson as Blackadder keeps taunting Dr Johnson, played by Robbie Coltrane, by referring to esoteric words that did no feature in...More

4  Thank Phil J
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Reviewed July 15, 2015

To be honest I found this interesting but lacked substance. This old building is looking sorry for itself and needs some serious work and funding! Go for the sense of history and the surprise to me was how small people must have been 300 years...More

1  Thank Shazzy P
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All reviews five floors his life english language second hand bookshop well worth a visit mobility problems the ground floor short film market square great man london house stairs to climb introductory film interesting house free entry interesting place old house
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 October 5, 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 September 10, 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 September 8, 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 September 5, 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 September 1, 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

2  Thank SteveWhite22
Reviewed August 31, 2018

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

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed August 30, 2018

I have to say this is a pretty average museum. It is certainally interesting and a diverting place to spend half an hour and if you have any interest in the good doctor do visit. It is set over several floors and does offer an...More

1  Thank alistairrobinson1977
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Ok its not the biggest museum ever but very interesting and the staff were really helpful. The gardens were a treat.

Thank Diane P
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