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.
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.
Temporary changes to opening hours
Please note the Museum will be closed on Monday 20th November for a staff training day and will reopen as normal on Tuesday 21st November. In 2017 we will also be closed on Christmas Eve, Sunday 24th December.