Events 2015

Spring & Summer

Lots of exciting activities and events take place throughout the year at the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum. From school holiday fun to adult art workshops, exhibitions and drama there is something for all.

Talks & Workshops

Art Workshops
Third Tuesday of each month, 6.30pm
Next Workshop: Tuesday March 17
Create striking paintings and drawings in our monthly mixed media workshops led by award
winning artist Carole Collier. Individual attention in small, friendly sessions with a different theme each month
£10 per session including all materials and refreshments. Contact Us for more details or to make a booking

Birthplace Book Club
Friendly and informal group reading along with Radio 4’s Book Club show, new members very welcome
First Wednesday of the month, 1pm
Next meeting: March 4th, reading When the Lion Sleeps' by Wilbur Smith

History Workshop: Lichfield at Leisure
Saturday 7th March 2pm
Friendly discussion and archive session giving a glimpse into the playtime of Lichfield’s past
£2.50, booking recommended

History Workshop: Delving into the Dictionary
Saturday 25th April, 2pm
Exploring the how, when and why of Johnson’s great work, 260 years after publication
£2.50, Booking recommended

Guided Tours of Johnson’s Birthplace
First Saturday of the month May – September, 2pm (May 2, June 6, July 4, August 1, Sept 5)
Join a lively and entertaining tour bringing the home of Lichfield’s famous son to life
£2.50, booking advised

Exhibitions & Displays

A Splash of Inspiration: Birthplace artists on display
Saturday 20th June – Monday 31st August
Encounter striking paintings and unexpected techniques by Art Workshop students displayed around the historic building
Free entry

Kids at Sam’s House!

Bookworms United!
Next sessions: Saturday 7 and 21 March
Read, explore and enjoy popular titles in our Fortnightly book and activity club for 7-10 year olds. New Bookworms always very welcome!
£4 per session including books and refreshments, discounts for family groups. Please Contact Us to book

Sam’s Easter Explorers
Friday 3rd to Sunday 12th April, Daily 10.30am – 4.30pm
Easter holiday fun at the Museum with trails, activities and competitions available every day.
Free entry, small charge for trail pack

Half Term Fun!
Thursday 28 May, 10.30am-1.00pm
Get creative in hands-on arts and craft activities for the half-term holiday
£2, just drop-in!

Summer Fun at Sam’s House
Every Thursday in August, 10.30am – 1.00pm (6, 13 ,20 ,27)
Drop-in arts and crafts fun throughout the holiday. A different activity every week.
£2, just drop-in!

Please note that most of our events take place in the first-floor Birth Room, requiring access via many unavoidable steps. Please Contact Us if you would like more information about access. Standard entry to the museum is free of charge

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