Opening Hours

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The Museum stands in the centre of the historic city of Lichfield.

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.

Opening Hours

The Museum and Bookshop is open every day of the week (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day) and admission is Free.

1 March - 31 October 10.30am-4.30pm

1 November - 28 February 11.00am-3.30pm

Access to some rooms may occasionally vary due to events at the Museum, if you are making a special journey to the house then please contact us to find out about any changes that might affect your visit. Any planned closures will appear below on this page.


TUESDAY 18TH JULY 2017: The Museum will be closing at 12.30pm so that the Museum team can attend the funeral of our colleague and friend Christopher Moulton, Lichfield's Town Clerk. We will be open as usual from 10.30am on Wednesday 19th.

Quotation MarksI lately took my friend Boswell and showed him genuine civilised life in an English provincial town. I turned him loose at Lichfield.Quotation Marks

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