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Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

Breadmarket Street, Lichfield WS13 6LG, England
+44 1543 264972
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Another great museum in lichfield

Love this museum Very interesting place to visit and if it wasn't for this guy we wouldn't have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cecilia M
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
Really worth seeing

If in Lichfield you should be sure to visit Johnson's Birthplace great for the whole family. Our... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ianfI9058XB
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Breadmarket Street, Lichfield WS13 6LG, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love this museum Very interesting place to visit and if it wasn't for this guy we wouldn't have the dictionary as we know it Very interesting and informative staff very help How ever there are lots of stairs to negotiate Best bit is the second...More

Thank Cecilia M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If in Lichfield you should be sure to visit Johnson's Birthplace great for the whole family. Our grandsons really enjoyed visiting from Canada

Thank ianfI9058XB
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visited the Samuel Johnson birthplace museum today, very surprised how interesting it is for any age group, it is free to go in and very friendly staff. well worth a visit.

Thank Shadwick35
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting place to visit and learn more about the great man. Very knowledgable staff. An original copy of the famous dictionary can be seen on the top floor.

Thank nuthatch66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time finding out so much more about Dr Johnson, especially his friendships with David Garrick and James Boswell. We were greeted by a very amusing, enthusiastic and knowlegeable volunteer, who made our visit.

Thank EM B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From the venue, I got a good insight into the promising lad from Lichfield rather than the great man of letters - but that was most fitting, as other Johnson museums (eg the London house off the Strand) complement with the later success. It's the...More

Thank niccarlyle
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the perfect museum. I would say its good for adults and children - they seem to display the stuff so well and give a child-friendly narrative. As it was the house where Johnson grew up, it is quite small. There were loads of...More

Thank pink_n_fluffy_NOT
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is a really interesting museum which provides a real insight into the life of Johnson and his famous dictionary, and its free.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Well worth a visit. Make sure you see the dictionary on the top floor and try out the word definitions.

Thank SydneyfromOZ
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Didn't really have a lot of time spare on our visit to Lichfield however popped inot this museum. Received a very friendly welcome from the lady in the reception area. Lots of interesting things to see and will have to comer back and spend more...More

Thank Janet H
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