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Events 2014

Autumn & Winter


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 Autumn & Winter events leaflet


Art Workshops
Third Tuesday of each month, 6.30pm
Next Workshop: Tuesday December 16
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: January 7th, reading 'Master & Commander' by Patrick O'Brian

Bookworms United!
New season starts Saturday 13 September
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

Samuel Johnson’s Christmas Light Night
Sunday 23 November, 3.30pm – 6pm
Warm-up with festive refreshments and activities before the Lichfield lights switch-on
Free entry, small charge for refreshments

The Johnson Family Christmas
Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 December, 11am – 3.30pm
Festive music, refreshments and activities for all in a Christmas party in beautiful historic surroundings
Free entry, small charge for some activities

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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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