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Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

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Address: Breadmarket Street, Lichfield WS13 6LG, England
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+44 1543 264972

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A delightful museum!

We happened upon this museum on our way to Lichfield Cathedral. It was free to enter. Inside it is laid out as an 18th century house in which you climb up to the top finding out... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Brighouse, United Kingdom
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Brighouse, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We happened upon this museum on our way to Lichfield Cathedral. It was free to enter. Inside it is laid out as an 18th century house in which you climb up to the top finding out about Samuel Johnson's life. There is a really interesting video presentation telling you about Johnson on the first floor and then you continue the... More 

Thank Janerat
The English Midlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My mother lived a few hundred yards from the museum from 1987 and this was our first visit! A fascinating insight into Dr Johnson and to Lichfield in the 18th Century. We actually called in to book an Easter Holiday activity for our 9 year old grandaughter which is called SPY SCHOOL Perhaps a further review will be required after... More 

Thank Ian M
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in here for the first time after over 30 years living in Lichfield! Wish I had not left it so long.....there are number of floors with exhibits showing the lives of Johnson, Garrick and other characters. A variety of activities for young children and enough to interest all ages.

Thank RealScibod
West Midlands, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The house were Samuel Johnson was born was well kept and worth a visit. It is quite a bit place and how the rooms were presented you could imagine how the family lives years ago

Thank 66fishg
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loves the amount of information there was I ha e definitely learnt a lot about Lichfield. I would definitely recommend it😀😀😀

Thank Emma J
Bakewell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

This museum is free of charge and explains a great deal about the life and times of Sam Johnson. We were made welcome,upon entry, by knowledgable staff, who clearly took a pride in the establishment. It was on five floors and not easy to access by anyone disabled or infirm; however the items on show were interesting and explained clearly... More 

Thank Paul S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Great museum showing the life and works of a unique individual. Friendly staff and exhibits are very informative.

Thank markwarren3
Sutton Coldfield
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We were welcomed by the friendly lady on reception who informed us about the house. I came away knowing much more about Johnson and with respect for his outstanding talent. The video presentation is just the right length and is pitched very well. Not suitable for those who cannot climb stairs, but there is a good virtual guide on the... More 

Thank John1956
Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

An interesting museum and bookshop dedicated to Samuel Johnson. The short film of his life was worth watching and as it was a Saturday there were children's craft workshops. There was also dancers of the period performing in one of the rooms. It was all free, the only thing we paid for was the mulled wine and mince pies.

Thank urbanfox1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

There are five floors in this museum and each one is full of interest. There are some life size models of Johnson and his friends which give the feeling that the place is busy -indeed, one figure of Johnson leaning on the window sill is remarkably lifelike.. Displays have lots to interest children too. Downstairs there is a great bookshop... More 

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