Please Note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all of our events are either temporarily suspended or postponed until further notice. Our top priority has always been the well-being of our visitors, volunteers and staff, so we hope you understand our decision.

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House of Games

Tuesday 21st July – Monday 31st August

10:30am – 4:30pm, Daily, Free

Traditional toys and games throughout the Museum for the summer holidays.

Celebrations in Lichfield

Samuel Johnson’s 311th Birthday Celebrations

Saturday 19th September

10:30am – 4:30pm, Free

Our annual day of celebrations, cake and ceremony to honour Lichfield’s famous son.

Regular Events

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Words Alive!

Every Saturday

10:30am – 11:45pm

£3.00 per session, £2.00 for siblings. Book a block of 5 sessions for £12 (£10 siblings)

A weekly club for 8-12 year olds who love words! Read, write, create, act and illustrate in the inspiring setting of the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum. Try your first session free! 

Please Contact Us to book.


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Birthplace Book Club

First Wednesday of the month, 1pm. Free. 

Friendly and informal group reading along with Radio 4’s Book Club show, new members welcome. 

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Birthplace Writers Group

Second Saturday of the month September - June, 2pm, Free

Facilitated by an experienced teacher, both beginners and current writers are welcome to this friendly adult group to nurture and fulfil their writing aspirations in our inspiring venue.

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Latin for Beginners

Tuesdays at 12:45pm (1 hr duration) from September 24th – December 3rd (no session on October 29th)

£5 per session, or book 5 sessions for £20

A friendly small-group course starting from the basics of the ancient language, led by an engaging and experienced life-long educator.


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Poetry Group

Third Thursday of every month

2:00pm, Free

An informal poetry reading and discussion group with a different theme every week.

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