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The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum is situated in the heart of the beautiful Cathedral City of Lichfield in Staffordshire.


Road links

  • Easy access from the A38, A5, M42, M40, M6, M1 and M5.


Public Transport

  • There are two train stations in Lichfield (Lichfield City and Lichfield Trent Valley). Lichfield is a 35 minute journey from Birmingham New Street and under 2 hours from London Euston. Lichfield City station is a short walk away from the Museum. For more information please telephone National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950.
  • Lichfield bus station is on Birmingham Road, opposite Lichfield City Station. There are regular buses between Lichfield and Cannock, Stafford, Walsall and Birmingham. For more information please telephone Traveline on 0870 6082608.


Further details on Accommodation, Attractions and Events within Lichfield District can be found at Please note that Accommodation bookings can be made directly through the Tourist Information Centre, please call 01543 412112 for more details.


The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum
Breadmarket Street
Lichfield, Staffordshire
WS13 6LG

"I lately took my friend Boswell and showed him genuine civilised life in an English provincial town. I turned him loose in Lichfield that he might see for once real civility."