Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum Museums

Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum
Breadmarket Street
WS13 6LG


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Samuel Johnson, one of the most famous figures of the 18th century, was born in the city on the 18th September 1709. His house in Breadmarket Street facing the market square, is now a museum to his life, work and personality.

The house has been a museum since 1901 - one of the earliest personal museums in the country. There is a bookshop on the ground floor, and two tableaux rooms give an impression of what the house was like in the early years of the 18th century.

The museum is strong on objects relating to Elizabeth, Johnson's wife, and there are two libraries which specialise in Johnsonian and 18th century literature.

The house is open daily throughout the year (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day).

1 April -30 September 10.30am-4.30pm

1 October-31 March 12noon-4.30pm

Last admission 4pm.

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VenueSamuel Johnson Birthplace Museum
AddressBreadmarket Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 6LG
Opening times10.30am - 4.30pm
Entry costs
Attraction typeMuseums

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