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


Opening hours and access to some rooms may occasionally vary due to events at the Museum. Any planned closures will appear on this page, but if you are making a special journey to visit us, we recommend that you contact us in advance to avoid disappointment. 

EASTER 2017: The Museum will be closed on Easter Sunday, 16th April. We will be open as usual every other day of the Easter holidays, from 10.30am-4.30pm.

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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