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Events 2016

Lots of exciting activities and events take place throughout the year at the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum. From school holiday fun to workshops, exhibitions and drama there is something for all. Lots more events in 2016 to be added soon! You can download our Spring & Summer Events leaflet here

Guided Tours of Johnson’s Birthplace
First Saturday of the month from May 7
Join a lively and entertaining tour bringing the home of Lichfield’s famous son to life
£3.50, booking advised

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

Harmony & Grace: Lichfield Calligraphers at the Birthplace
Saturday 2nd July – Sunday 25th September, Daily 10.30am – 4.30pm
Artworks bring words to life in this exhibition of Calligraphy displayed around the historic building
Free entry

Shakespeare 400: Sonnets in the City
Saturday 9th July
Look out for sonnets performed in surprising places around the city and at the Birthplace. More details coming soon!
Free entry

Summer Fun at Sam’s House
Every Thursday in August, 10.30am – 1.00pm (4, 11 ,18 ,25)
Drop-in arts and crafts fun throughout the holiday. A different activity every week.
£2, just drop-in!

Regular Events

Bookworms United!
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

Birthplace Book Club
First Wednesday of the month, 1pm
Friendly and informal group reading along with Radio 4’s Book Club show, new members welcome
Free entry

Birthplace Writers Group
Second Saturday of the month, 2pm
New for 2016 and facilitated by an experienced teacher, both beginners and current writers are welcome to this friendly adult group to nurture and fulfil their writing aspirations in an inspiring venue.
Free Entry

Latin for Everyone
A new friendly Tuesday afternoon course starting from the basics of the fascinating ancient language, starting in September 2016. Contact the Museum for more information about joining.


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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