Half Term Fun
Thursday 22 February
11am and 2pm, £2
Our popular hands-on arts and craft activities for the school holidays are perfect for family fun. Booking in advance advised
Please Contact Us to book.
At Devotea, our neighbouring café
Thursday 1st March
1pm-3pm Free, with purchase of a hot drink
Choosing your next read? Inspired to get writing? Fancy learning some Latin? Drop-in and enjoy a cuppa with the Museum’s groups in this relaxed afternoon for word-lovers
Dr Johnson’s WikiWords: Dictionary
Thursday 1 March
6.30pm, 8pm and 9.30pm, £10
The NOT so true tales of Dr Samuel Johnson.
Saturday 24 March
Enjoy being creative in a friendly adult workshop and make a personalised felt animal. Bring basic hand sewing skills and your imagination! All materials and refreshments provided.
Sam’s Spy Trail
Friday 30th March – Sunday 15th April
Daily 10.30am – 4.30pm
£1 for trail pack
Code-cracking Easter trail and free drop-in activities available daily throughout the school holidays
Thursday 5 April
11am and 2pm, £3.50
Have you got what it takes to become a top secret agent? Find out in the return of this fun code-breaking word workshop for the Easter holidays. Ages 7+, advance booking advised.
Delve into the Dictionary
Sunday 15 April
Find out how Johnson created his greatest work and explore the Museum’s Dictionary collection in this fascinating talk and workshop session.
Collecting our City: Local History Exhibition
Saturday 5 & Sunday 6 May
Free Entry, 10.30am – 4.30pm
Enjoy a trip down memory lane with photographs and memorabilia from the ‘You’re probably from Lichfield’ group, plus exhibition exploring the history of Richard Greene’s collection in the 18th century.
Thursday 31 May
11am & 2pm, £2
Saturday 2 June
The Dr of Words takes a chance at CrowdFunding to produce his great ShakeSpeare. How will he cope with 21st Century TechNology? Fired Up Theatre perform a comic interpretation of Dr Johnson trying to come to terms with the everchanging English Language.
Saturday 16 June to Friday 31 August
Free Entry, 10.30am – 4.30pm Daily
Beautiful word-based art, inspired by alchemy, metals, treasure and more exhibited around the historic house. Calligraphy by group members from Lichfield, Barton and the Mercian Scribes.
Every Thursday in the school holidays: 26 July, 2 August, 9 August, 16 August, 23 August, 30 August
Travel the world with hands-on family craft activities, a different activity on the theme of exploration and discovery every week.
Term-time Saturdays, 10.30am – 11.30am
£3 per session, discounts for family groups.
A new weekly club for 7-11 year olds who love words! Read, write, create, act, and illustrate in an inspiring setting.
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.
Birthplace Writers Group Second Saturday of the month, 2pm (no meeting in August), Free
Tuesday afternoons at 1pm. Please Contact Us for dates and availability.
£20 per 5-week half term or £5 per session