Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

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Address: Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum, Breadmarket Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6LG
Phone Number: 01543 264972
Opening Hours: Current opening times.

Located in Lichfield city centre on Market square, the Samuel Johnson Birthplace museum and bookshop is set in the town house in which Samuel Johnson was born in 1709.

Samuel Johnson famously wrote the first English Dictionary, which was published in 1755 and was also a literary critic and wrote himself. The museum, which has been open since 1907, features staged rooms, displays and audio-visual media which relate the story of Samuel Johnson’s life and works. Guided tours available for a fee by prior arrangement.

  • Free entry attraction.

Open every day of the week (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day). 1st March to 31st October 10:30am – 4:30pm. 1st November to 28th February 11am to 3:30pm.


Before you start your journey to Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum for your day out, we recommend that you check their website or contact them to confirm opening times and admission prices.

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