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“Great House, good fun for children.”

Dr. Johnson's House
Ranked #320 of 1,632 things to do in London
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The home of Dr. Johnson, where he wrote the first comprehensive English Dictionary. One of the very few residential houses that were built in 1700 and are still standing.
Bristol, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Great House, good fun for children.”
Reviewed 9 April 2014

National Trust members get in for half price so a family of four can visit for only £5
We love historic houses and this was no exception. There was a quiz for the young un and dressng up for us all! Yes we did and yes we did look foolish, but what the !!!!
IF you are passing, do pop in, its great and you are learning at the same time!

Visited April 2014
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Manchester, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2014

Stumbled across this when wandering around Fleet St and its environs. Quite a gem. Clearly run on a small scale, the people are friendly and helpful, and the house is fascinating.

Maintained in very much its original glory as a Georgian town house, it's full of interesting furniture and materials belonging to Johnson, his friends and associates.

Once you've been around, don't forget to go for a drink at the Olde Cheshire Cheese, just around the corner!

Visited March 2014
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Mount Holly, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
“Check Out The Doctor's Place!”
Reviewed 17 March 2014

This is a great museum not too far off Fleet Street that is great for literary enthusiasts. As the writer of the dictionary. Just follow the signs and you will find it. Another one of those historic homes run by The National Trust. Take the tube to Chancery Lane and follow the those signs. Do not get discouraged as it seems you are walking in circles for a short while. There are numerous floors to explore and he had some great quotes about life and London. Lots of pages of information to read and really neat materials and portraits. Not really for children but a great place of British Literary History.

Visited March 2014
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Gtr Manchester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“See the Doctor”
Reviewed 16 March 2014

A small but fascinating little place that gives a rare insight into the private life of a historic figure.

Visited March 2014
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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“If you are interested in British literary history then this is heaven”
Reviewed 9 March 2014

This is one of the great museums in the UK. It charts the history of Dr Samuel Johnston, essayist and lexicographer of repute. We owe him a gratitude of debt and I hope one day he will be studied by British children instead of just American children. A must see not far from Fleet street.

Visited March 2014
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