We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

Save
Share
Review Highlights
Interesting Free Museum

I entered the bookshop where I was given an explanatory leaflet by the enthusiastic attendant... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
CarltonA10
,
Stoke Poges, United Kingdom
An interesting house visit.

The staff were informative and friendly. All the rooms were interesting and details printed on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Valerie R
,
Biddulph, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 289 reviews
73
All photos (73)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good35%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“five floors”(19 reviews)
“his life”(26 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
16°
Sep
12°
Oct
Nov
Contact
Breadmarket Street, Lichfield WS13 6LG, England
Website
+44 1543 264972
Call
Reviews (289)
Filter reviews
286 results
Traveller rating
177
102
5
1
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
177
102
5
1
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsfive floorshis lifeenglish languagesecond hand bookshopwell worth a visitmobility problemsthe ground floorshort filmmarket squaregreat maninteresting videostairs to climbinteresting housefree entryinteresting placeold houselittle gem
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 286 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank CarltonA10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 Valerie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank ODP_007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

1  Thank SteveWhite22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Right in the centre of Lichfield's market place is this gem of a house. The staff are knowledgeable and very helpful. When we went a magic show was on and our children really loved it. Would highly recommend for all, especially on a wet day!!

Thank philipp961
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth a visit but the stairs can be difficult to navigate for anyone having difficulty in walking. Best to take one flight slowly. Staff very helpful. Some very interesting items on display which provides a better understanding of Mr Johnson's work. He must have been...More

Thank 141ken
Reviewed August 20, 2018

Although I studied the life and work of Dr. Johnson many years ago as part of my English degree, I remembered very little about him apart from his famous dictionary, and his habit of writing very long sentences! Visiting his house was first on our...More

Thank lindens43
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 7 hotels in Lichfield
Best Western Lichfield City Centre The George Hotel
1,142 reviews
.16 km away
Premier Inn Lichfield City Centre Hotel
608 reviews
.33 km away
The Cathedral Hotel
460 reviews
.66 km away
Innkeeper's Lodge Lichfield
151 reviews
1.77 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 168 restaurants in Lichfield
Faro Lounge
353 reviews
.04 km away
McKenzie's Restaurant
932 reviews
.07 km away
Devo-Tea of Lichfield
116 reviews
.01 km away
Malt Bar
233 reviews
.13 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 50 attractions in Lichfield
Lichfield Cathedral
1,681 reviews
.28 km away
Beacon Park
283 reviews
.47 km away
Garrick Theatre
241 reviews
.17 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines