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Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

Breadmarket Street, Lichfield WS13 6LG, England
+44 1543 264972
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Very interesting visit

On entering the house, we were warmly welcomed by a very nice lady who explained the layout of the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
hedalton
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Lovely Welcome

We visited this museum while in Lichfield and as we walked in we received a lovely welcome from the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
2014Jandy
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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  • Average1%
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“his life” (24 reviews)
“five floors” (19 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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"interesting place to visit"
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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 days ago

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 1 week ago

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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting museum. We all discovered lots about a man we knew very little about before our visit.

Thank Helen B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my daughter today she’s 6. She did the spy trail. We were both so impressed with what we learned & saw. Staff were so helpful and friendly If you haven’t yet been take a look. You won’t be disappointed

Thank Nicolawi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my daughter and myself stopped off at Litchfield just for one night on our way to National Memorial Arboretum. Had done some homework on Litchfield prior to our visit so was aware of Samuel Johnson Museum. On entering just looks like a little book shop,...More

Thank shrimp62
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Museum almost on the spur of the moment and we are glad we did. The curator was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable, providing huge detail about Samuel Johnson (and quite a few others!). Definitely worth the time.

Thank 6Bob
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

This Birthplace Museum is well worth visiting, especially if you are interested in literary matters. The story of the life of Samuel Johnson is comprehensive, and is told right from the initial introductory film, through the rooms at many levels of the house to the...More

Thank Tricky Dicky B
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

This is a gem of a museum. I knew Johnson wrote a dictionary but there was so much more to him. The exhibits are well displayed and explained in authentic surrounding. Not to be missed.

Thank anneandtrevor
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

We had a wonder round here one Saturday morning. Nice little second hand book shop on ground floor followed by lots of rooms with exhibits in and interesting items to look at. Another excellent free attraction in Lichfield.

Thank 323DavidS323
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