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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 November 18
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: November 5th, reading When did you last see your father?' by Blake Morrison

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 305th Birthday Celebrations
Saturday 20 September, 10.30am - 4.30pm
Events and activities in the house and on the market square, plus a slice of cake for all! Part of Lichfield's Heritage Weekend, for full details click here for brochure

The Big Lichfield Draw
Throughout October, Daily 10.30am-4.30pm
Drawing activities for all ages celebrating Lichfield old and new for the Big Draw’s ‘It’s Our World!’ theme
Free entry

Art Workshop Exhibition Day
Saturday 4 October, 10.30am – 4.30pm
Love art but don’t know where to start? Meet our artists, watch a demonstration and try out new techniques
Free entry, donations welcome

Half Term Fun!
Thursday 30 October, 11.00am – 2.00pm
Get creative in hands-on arts and craft activities for the half-term holidays
£2, just drop in

History Workshop: A Day in the Life
Saturday 8 November, 2pm
A glimpse into daily life in the Johnson family home and Georgian Lichfield
£2.50, booking recommended Contact Us for more details or to make a booking

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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