Opening Hours

Looking after the safety of our visitors and our team is our priority, so we have introduced a few changes to make us a certified ‘Good to Go’ venue:

· Free Advance Booking to control visitor numbers in our small building and to assist the UK Test and Trace scheme. Click here for more information and to make a booking

· Face coverings must be worn at all times (unless you have an exemption)

· Social distancing markers, route markings and signage to help you visit safely

· One-way entrance and exit doors

· Contactless payment encouraged and a protective screen at our till

· Hand sanitiser at our entrance

· Regular cleaning

We have also made the difficult decision to remove our interactive activities to avoid contact between visitors, but you can pick up a cleaned and quarantined family bag (subject to availability) and download printable activities for families before or after your visit here. You can also download our international language guides here. Large print versions of our wall panels are available to pick up and take away from the Museum.

We hope you understand that although we have had to make some changes, we still plan on providing a wonderful experience for our visitors. We look forward to welcoming you!

Visit England - We're good to go


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 from Tuesday to Sunday (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.


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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