Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

About

Covid-19 update

The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum opens to visitors from Tuesday 14 July. Opening hours are 10.30am - 4.30pm Tuesday - Sunday (temporarily closed on Mondays) with entry by advance booking only.

Follow the link to find out more and book your free visit: www.samueljohnsonbirthplace.org.uk (external website).

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Discover the life and times of Samuel Johnson, the great man of letters famous for writing ‘A Dictionary of the English Language’ in 1755. Explore five floors of displays in an atmospheric historic house, including period room settings, introductory film, interactive exhibits and hands-on fun for families. The house tells the story of 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.

A range of events and activities is held throughout the year, and book-lovers can browse the well-stocked Johnson  family bookshop.

 

Getting here and parking

Parking Facilities

  • No dedicated parking

Times

Opening Times

Monday – Sunday 1 November - 28 February, 11am - 3.30pm 1 March - 31 October, 10.30am - 4.30pm

Facilities

  • Gift shop(s) on site

Prices

Free entry

Group Discounts Available

Other Notes

Guided tours for groups are available at £2.50 per person, please contact the museum to make a booking.

Accessibility

How many steps (if any) does the entrance have

5

Access, lifts and ramps

  • Some areas can only be reached using staircases

Services for wheelchair users and those with mobility issues

  • Seating is provided at regular intervals for visitors with limited mobility

Children and Babies

  • Children and babies welcome

Services for the visually impaired

  • Guide dogs allowed
  • Clear surfaces such as glass doors have contrast markings on them
  • There is good contrast between the floor and walls
  • There is clear signage throughout the attraction (i.e. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc)
  • The lighting is effective throughout the attraction for visually impaired visitors
  • Clear surfaces, such as glass doors, have contrast markings on them
  • There is an audible alarm system

Contact Us

Breadmarket Street
Lichfield
WS13 6LG

01543 264972

sjmuseum@lichfield.gov.uk

http://www.samueljohnsonbirthplace.org.uk