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Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

Breadmarket Street, Lichfield WS13 6LG, England
+44 1543 264972
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A Man Who Booked His Place in History

Based in the very centre of Lichfield and right next to a busy thriving market you will find... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
C1S
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Better than London

There are two Johnson houses 🏡 one in London which did see sometime ago I think I judge this being... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CharlesGraham79
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Cobham, United Kingdom
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  • Average1%
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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

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

Thank C1S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

Thank CharlesGraham79
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

Thank Cecilia M
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

Thank ianfI9058XB
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.

Thank Shadwick35
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
Reviewed 22 August 2017

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.

Thank EM B
Reviewed 21 August 2017

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. It's the...More

Thank niccarlyle
Reviewed 21 August 2017

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

Thank pink_n_fluffy_NOT
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is a really interesting museum which provides a real insight into the life of Johnson and his famous dictionary, and its free.

Thank Steve C
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