Coming Soon

We have some exciting events planned for 2022. Here’s a taster of what we have in store for the start of the year. Join our mailing list for regular updates.



Summer Fun at Sam’s House

Every Thursday in the school holidays

starting on 28th July

Workshops from 11am

Join us for fun craft activities in the house where Samuel Johnson was born! The theme for these workshops will be celebrations. Tickets cost £3.50 per child, and all must be accompanied by an adult. Advanced booking is essential. Workshops will start at 11am, 12pm & 2pm. Contact us to find out more. Tickets can be found here.



House of Games

Tuesday 21st July - Friday 2nd September

10:30am – 4:30pm, Daily, Free

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



Samuel Johnson’s 313th Birthday Celebrations

Saturday 17th September

10:30am – 4:30pm, Free

Celebrate Samuel Johnson’s Birthday at the place where he was born! Inspired by Heritage Open Days ‘Astounding Inventions’ theme, activities will include poetry, storytelling, and family craft activities for all to enjoy. An annual civic ceremony will take place on Lichfield’s historic Market Square from midday, with performances throughout the afternoon.


Birthplace Bookworms!

Fortnightly Saturdays starting in September.

10:30am-11:40am, £3.50 per child

Discounts available for groups

Our fortnightly reading club for 7–11-year-olds! Bookworms will offer little ones the chance to read stories aloud, which will be brought to life with fun craft activites. Booking is required.

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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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Latin for Beginners

Tuesdays at 12:45pm (1 hr duration), starting again Spring 2022.

£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.

Birthplace Writers Group

Second Saturday of the month starting on 10th September

2pm, Free

Both beginners and current writers are welcome to this friendly adult group to nurture and fulfil their writing aspirations in our inspiring venue.

Please note: Our Poetry Group is temporarily suspended. Please contact us for events enquiries.

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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