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Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

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Had a very interesting time, the assistants gave veryknowlegable information. It's a museum so... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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This is the house where Samuel Johnson was born. It is set out over four or five floors, people... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Martin C
Cockermouth, United Kingdom
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Breadmarket Street, Lichfield WS13 6LG, England
+44 1543 264972
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All reviews five floors his life english language second hand bookshop well worth a visit mobility problems the ground floor short film market square great man interesting video stairs to climb interesting house free entry interesting place old house little gem
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a very interesting time, the assistants gave veryknowlegable information. It's a museum so don't think it would be suitable for young children

Thank JWP300
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the house where Samuel Johnson was born. It is set out over four or five floors, people with walking difficulties please note. The attendant was friendly and informative and gave us a leaflet explaining what could be seen there. All very interesting and...More

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 11 September 2018

I entered the bookshop where I was given an explanatory leaflet by the enthusiastic attendant. There are five levels with fairly steep stairs. The Johnson story is well told and the displays are nicely executed. I left a donation as I departed.

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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

The staff were informative and friendly. All the rooms were interesting and details printed on cards in each room. There was also a short film to give more information about Samuel Johnson. There was a book shop in the entrance with a very pleasant gentleman...More

Thank Valerie R
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Tall thin building, worth working your way to the top to see the copy of the famous dictionary. My knowledge of Samuel Johnson was previously only gleaned from Blackadder, so now I know a little more. It’s free so why not visit while you are...More

Thank ODP_007
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Although I have been an admirer of Dr Johnson for many years, I’m afraid to say that I had no idea that the author of the famous dictionary was actually born in Lichfield. Imagine my immediate delight to find that there was a museum to...More

1  Thank SteveWhite22
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Great place to while a way an hour or two and brush up on your history and knowledge about Samuel Johnson

Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I have to say this is a pretty average museum. It is certainally interesting and a diverting place to spend half an hour and if you have any interest in the good doctor do visit. It is set over several floors and does offer an...More

1  Thank alistairrobinson1977
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Ok its not the biggest museum ever but very interesting and the staff were really helpful. The gardens were a treat.

Thank Diane P
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Right in the centre of Lichfield's market place is this gem of a house. The staff are knowledgeable and very helpful. When we went a magic show was on and our children really loved it. Would highly recommend for all, especially on a wet day!!

Thank philipp961
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