Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

Breadmarket Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, UK WS13 6LG

Welcome to the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum & Bookshop website.
The Museum stands in the centre of the historic city of Lichfield, which remained close to Johnson's heart throughout his life. Best known for his Dictionary of the English Language, Johnson spent the first 27 years of his life in the large, imposing house which overlooks Market Square, frequently returning until shortly before his death in 1784.

The Grade 1 listed building contains a varied mix of displays, reconstructed rooms and audio-visual media. Visitors are taken through 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.

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Phone: 01543 264972

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