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Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

Breadmarket Street, Lichfield WS13 6LG, England
+44 1543 264972
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If only all museums were like this

This is the perfect museum. I would say its good for adults and children - they seem to display... read more

Reviewed yesterday
pink_n_fluffy_NOT
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London, United Kingdom
Fascinating Piece of Literary History

This is a really interesting museum which provides a real insight into the life of Johnson and his... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Steve C
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Solihull
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“his life” (22 reviews)
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Breadmarket Street, Lichfield WS13 6LG, England
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+44 1543 264972
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Reviewed yesterday

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 6 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank SydneyfromOZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit - free - interesting items, changing exhibitions. Staff are really friendly - definitely recommend popping in if you have never been before. Great dressing up for kids (and grown ups!). I have been several times over the years as it always...More

Thank _kate_durrant
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had been to Lichfield before but had not visited this museum before. We were very glad we did so this time. The museum run by volunteers is a wonderful collection of books, paintings, furniture and personal belongings of the great man. It is laid...More

Thank bdon257
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Very good and a friendly person to greet you and explain the history of the person and place. A simple museum but we'll worth popping

Thank DandKMarshall
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Much more here than I expected. Very interesting, not dull, and I learned a lot! Some of the rooms are quite small so a midweek visit was good with no crowding.

Thank nge8
Reviewed 2 July 2017

I have lived in this area for over 65 years and never visited this building. It is wonderful. Lots to look at and lots of original artefacts. Everyone can learn a lot here, even me. I knew of Samuel Johnson, but I knew an awful...More

Thank NITA J
Reviewed 16 June 2017

For anyone interested in words and the English language this is a 'must'. An informative, welcoming museum.

Thank Ullans
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