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Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

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A gem.

Opening the door into the bookshop we were greeted by the best of hosts who told us what could be... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Who Knew

Had I heard of him? Erm possibly but until I visited this place I couldn't have told you anything... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Breadmarket Street, Lichfield WS13 6LG, England
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All reviews five floors his life english language second hand bookshop well worth a visit mobility problems early life the ground floor great man london house market square short video video presentation stairs to climb interesting house free entry an interesting place
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Opening the door into the bookshop we were greeted by the best of hosts who told us what could be seen and how we should pace our ascents to the upper floors. It proved to be a worthwhile climb with treasures on every level.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had I heard of him? Erm possibly but until I visited this place I couldn't have told you anything about him but the enthusiasm of the staff combined with a museum full of interesting interpretation brought this person to life and set his life firmly...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JanChesterfield
Reviewed 12 December 2018

We called in here as part of a short stay in Lichfield. The staff/volunteers had an excellent knowledge of Mr Johnson's history and the house was amazing. Stairs would be a bit of a challenge for those unsteady on their feet just as the front...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank chrispHampshire
Reviewed 22 November 2018

A gem of a place and absolutely not to be missed if in Lichfield. In fact, had I known that I could indulge my curiosity apropos actually using a Quill pen, I would have gone long ago for that alone. The 'meet and greet' by...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lesley P
Reviewed 18 November 2018

Situated over 5 floors, you go in at 1st floor, reception area / gift shop area left hand side. Books to right hand side. Up on next floor is where you get to watch the 12 min video detailing the life of Samuel Johnson, very...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sportybirmingham
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Made to feel very welcome as soon as we entered the house by the man on reception Very interesting and informative...dare I say...far more so than London house. I also don't understand why it is free! Dvd sets the scene well There were some children's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank F B
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Had a very interesting time, the assistants gave veryknowlegable information. It's a museum so don't think it would be suitable for young children

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank JWP300
Reviewed 5 October 2018

This is the house where Samuel Johnson was born. It is set out over four or five floors, people with walking difficulties please note. The attendant was friendly and informative and gave us a leaflet explaining what could be seen there. All very interesting and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Martin C
Reviewed 11 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CarltonA10
Reviewed 9 September 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
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