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Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

Breadmarket Street, Lichfield WS13 6LG, England
+44 1543 264972
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Worth a Special Trip

My wife, 19-year old daughter and I came to Lichfield specifically to go to the Johnson home and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
James B
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This is a must

This is a must do! So interesting and it's free, takes you back in time, wonderful. Lichfield has... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carole A
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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“his life” (25 reviews)
“five floors” (20 reviews)
“great man” (11 reviews)
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Breadmarket Street, Lichfield WS13 6LG, England
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+44 1543 264972
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife, 19-year old daughter and I came to Lichfield specifically to go to the Johnson home and museum. It was a wonderful experience, with interesting artifacts, exhibits and knowledgeable, friendly people. There is no charge, although donations are accepted and undoubtedly truly needed for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must do! So interesting and it's free, takes you back in time, wonderful. Lichfield has so much history and Samuel Johnson lived here.

Thank Carole A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have passed this many times- but today went in. Welcomed by a friendly guide who enthuses about the house, and who also acts as an ambassador for all the many delights of Lichfield. Thank you! Fascinating display on life of Dr Johnson- including helpful introductory...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For free you can view the house that Johnson was born and raised in and learn much about this life. You can happily spend just a few minutes or several hours - and all for free. Donations are well justified.

Thank sheriffade
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is great, I can't believe I've only just visited after living nearby for years! VERY enthusiastic man at the till/shop/entrance told us about the museum. He had made some of the children's toys dotted around which we enjoyed trying. There is stuff for...More

Thank April H
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

To be honest I knew next to nothing about Samuel Johnson. This is another free museum and you are encouraged to make a donation to its upkeep. We were advised to go to the 1st floor and watch a short video about the various phases...More

Thank Janet H
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

I live in Lichfield so love taking friends, visitors to the Museum. It always surprises people that it is free entry. Give a donation if you can as it helps with the upkeep of the museum. There is very helpful film to watch in one...More

Thank AnnieAries
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

On entering the house, we were warmly welcomed by a very nice lady who explained the layout of the place and gave us recommendations on where to start. The house had a multitude of rooms over five floors and a plethora of fascinating objects. I...More

Thank hedalton
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

We visited this museum while in Lichfield and as we walked in we received a lovely welcome from the lady in the bookshop/entrance to the museum. She explained what we could see and left us to wander around the house at our own pace. Lovely...More

Thank 2014Jandy
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

This place is somewhat Tardis-like; once you are inside there are a lot of rooms and a lot of stuff to read about too. Staff are friendly and the events held on special occasions are well thought out.

Thank PeruSaddler
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