Discover the life and times of Samuel Johnson, author of A Dictonary of the English Language, spread across five floors of displays throughout a beautiful historic townhouse, including period rooms and an introductory film.

Follow his story from his Midlands childhood to London celebrity through a collection of paintings, prints, fine and decorative art and furniture. Interactive displays and activities for families are also available.

Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

Free to all

Breadmarket Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6LG

01543 264792


Opening times

1 Mar – 1 Nov, Tue – Sun, 10.30am – 4.30pm, 1 Nov – 28 Feb Tue – Sun, 11am – 3.30 pm Closed 25 – 26 Dec, 1 Jan

With a National Art Pass you get

20% off in shop
Receive 20% off at the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum shop with your National Art Pass.
Valid until December 2022

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