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Bust of Samuel Johnson by Joseph Nollekens RA, 1777

Published: 8 Jan 18

Plaster Cast. Museum number 2000.63, Donated by Mrs EL Browne, 1904 Read More...

Year of celebrations ends with new drama ‘Peg & Davey’

Published: 6 Nov 17

The programme of celebrations to commemorate the 300th Birthday of David Garrick comes to an end this month with a fascinating finale exploring the Lichfield-bred actor’s relationship with Peg Woffington Read More...

Join Johnson's 308th Birthday Party

Published: 11 Sep 17

Saturday 23rd September sees Lichfield come together to celebrate the Birthday of two famous sons at this year's Heritage Weekend event Read More...

Amazing Museums and Young Writers this Half Term

Published: 25 May 17

Johnson’s Birthplace set to inspire young visitors this month Read More...

Celebrating David Garrick’s 300th Birthday

Published: 1 Feb 17

2017 marks the 300th Birthday of David Garrick, superstar of the Georgian Stage and one of the most famous celebrities of his day. The Johnson Birthplace Museum has teamed up with Lichfield Garrick, Erasmus Darwin House and partners across the city to throw a party fit for the flamboyant figure. Read More...

Explore travel in Lichfield’s past at Birthplace Museum Workshop

Published: 1 Nov 16

We will be delving into the archives this week for the next in the Museum’s popular history workshop series. Read More...

Sonnets in the City Saturday

Published: 9 Jul 16

Intimate Theatre and the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum have joined forces to bring Will’s words to the street with sonnets performed in surprising places across the city. Read More...

Celebrating the women in Johnson’s world

Published: 5 Mar 16

The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum is marking International Women’s Day Read More...

Get involved with Lichfield’s history

Published: 24 Feb 16

Get involved with Lichfield’s history in the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum’s ‘Team Clean’! Read More...

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It is commonly observed, that when two Englishmen meet,
their first talk is of the weather...
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