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Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

Breadmarket Street, Lichfield WS13 6LG, England
+44 1543 264972
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This is a free museum and provides some interesting insights into the life of Samuel Johnson. Dr... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
DorianBlue
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USA
Another small but compact museum in Lichfield

Set in Johnson's original Lichfield house, the museum attempts to create the different phases of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
EwanE1
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Dublin, Ireland
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“five floors” (19 reviews)
“his life” (26 reviews)
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Breadmarket Street, Lichfield WS13 6LG, England
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+44 1543 264972
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a free museum and provides some interesting insights into the life of Samuel Johnson. Dr. Johnson was the author of a famous 2 volume English dictionary. There is a copy you can check out here on site. This building originally housed the book...More

Thank DorianBlue
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Set in Johnson's original Lichfield house, the museum attempts to create the different phases of Johnson's life in different rooms. The display's were interesting, but it did seem to gloss over the dictionary and his other famous writings. Beware, there are many, many narrow stairs.

Thank EwanE1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting small house and museum. The lady on reception was very knowledgable and friendly. There are many artefacts from Samuel Johnson's lifetime. The most fascinating is one of his original dictionaries in pride of place on the top floor. Recommended.

Thank SAJR88
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set on 4 floors, this is a very interesting house. There is a video showing his life and times, which is informative. There is also the First Edition of his famous dictionary (vol i and ii) in a glass case, and a facsimile of the...More

Thank MargaretBall
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited as it was free and had time to explore and glad we did it was an interesting place and we found out more about Samuel Johnson and was very pleased to find out that the video all about him and the timelines had...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum is a fantastic museum for all ages to enjoy. Kevin is one of the volunteers and he is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We went through right before a group of school kids were about to come through. He gave us...More

1  Thank RamonaL34
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a day out in Lichfield, we came across this small museum and what a fascinating place. Staff were very friendly and welcoming and advised us on the order we should go around the museum. Well worth a visit.

Thank Peter H
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Plenty to see and do ( even for children) in this beautiful old house in the centre of the City.The staff are very helpful and well informed.

Thank longhamjohn
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

We visited a while ago-really good for children but such an informative treasure place. Need to visit while it's still free-fantastic if you're on a budget parents, with cathedral and park nearby!

1  Thank lorraine e m
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

For anyone interested in Johnson this is the place to visit as it was his birthplace. Very informative and helpful lady at the entrance explains how to get the most from the visit and the exhibits are fascinating if somewhat limited. Steep stairs will limit...More

Thank Mike W
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