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Events 2014

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. View our 2014 Spring & Summer events leaflet


Art Workshops
Third Tuesday of each month, 6.30pm
Next Workshop: Tuesday April 15
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

Bookworms United!
Read, explore and enjoy popular titles in our Fortnightly book and activity club for 7-11 year olds.
4 per session including books and refreshments, discounts for family groups. Please Contact Us for availability

Birthplace Book Club
Friendly and informal group reading along with Radio 4s Book Club show, new members very welcome
First Wednesday of the month, 1pm
Next meeting: May 7, reading 'The Slap' by Christos Tsiolkas

Sams Easter Adventure
Saturday 12 April - Sunday 27th April, Daily 10.30am 4.30pm
Easter holiday fun at the Museum with trails, activities and competitions available every day.
Free entry, 1 for trail pack

World Book Night
Wednesday 23 April, 4.30pm - 7.30pm
Browse the bookshop and enjoy the Museum after hours in this special opening with entertainment
Free entry, donations welcome

Half Term Fun!
Thursday 29 May, 10.30am-1.30pm
Get creative in hands-on arts and craft activities for the half-term holidays
2, just drop-in

Family Craft Workshop
Saturday 7th June, 10.30am
Create an amazing model garden to take home together in this imaginative craft session
3.50, family ticket 10 (2 adults & 3 children), booking essential. Contact Us for more details or to make a booking

Lines of Beauty
Saturday 21 June - Sunday 7 September
Daily 10.30am 4.30pm
Lichfield Calligraphers bring words to life in an exhibition of works displayed around our beautiful historic building
Free entry, donations welcome

Summer Fun at Sams House
Every Thursday in August, 10.30am 1.30pm
Drop-in arts and crafts fun and games throughout the holiday. A different activity every week.
2, just drop-in


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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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