Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum


Breadmarket Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6LG
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Celebrating Samuel Johnson

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Winner - Silver Award - Enjoy Staffordshire Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2019.

Discover the life and times of Samuel Johnson, the great man of letters most famously known for writing ‘A Dictionary of the English Language’ in 1755. Explore five floors of displays in an atmospheric historic house, including period room settings, introductory film, interactive exhibits and hands-on fun for families. The house tells the story of the colourful life and major achievements of Lichfield's most famous son from troubled childhood, through literary obscurity and financial poverty, to world renown and success. A range of events and activities is held throughout the year, and book-lovers can browse the well-stocked Johnson family bookshop.

Guide Prices




  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages

Establishment Features

  • Cater for groups
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Gift shop

Key Features

  • Non smoking establishment

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (charge)

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Road: Easy access from the A38, A5, M42, M40, M6, M1 and M5.

Public Transport Directions

Public Transport : There are two train stations in Lichfield (Lichfield City and Lichfield Trent Valley). Lichfield is a 35 minute journey from Birmingham New Street and under 2 hours from London Euston. Lichfield City station is a short walk away from the Museum. For more information please telephone National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950.

•Lichfield bus station is on Birmingham Road, opposite Lichfield City Station. There are regular buses between Lichfield and Cannock, Stafford, Walsall and Birmingham. For more information please telephone Traveline on 0870 6082608.


  • Other Awards Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020

Opening Times

Summer Times (1 Mar 2020 - 31 Oct 2020)
Monday - Saturday10:30 - 16:30
Sunday10:30 - 16:30
10:30 - 16:30

* Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day

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