Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum
Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum
  • Breadmarket St, Lichfield, Staffordshire.
    Ws13 6LG
Birthplace of our most famous Lichfieldian

Best known for the first Dictionary of the English Language, Samuel Johnson spent the first 27 years of his life in the large, imposing house which overlooks Market Square in the centre of Lichfield, 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.  Number of events on throughout the year.  See website for opening times.

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