Attractions / Heritage and Culture / Family Friendly Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

About this venue


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 an atmospheric historic house, including period room settings, introductory film, interactive exhibits and 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.

Opening times
  1. Monday 10:30am - 4:30pm
  2. Tuesday 10:30am - 4:30pm
  3. Wednesday 10:30am - 4:30pm
  4. Thursday 10:30am - 4:30pm
  5. Friday
    10:30am - 4:30pm
  6. Saturday 10:30am - 4:30pm
  7. Sunday 10:30am - 4:30pm

Breadmarket Street
WS13 6LG
United Kingdom


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