The Museum and Bookshop is open every day of the week (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day) and admission is Free. Last admission to the Museum is 30 minutes before closing.
- 1 April - 30 September 10.30am-4.30pm
- 1 October- 31 March 11.00am-3.30pm
Opening hours may occasionally vary due to booked events at the Museum. Please check News page for details of any planned closures. If you are making a special journey to visit us, we recommend that you contact us in advance to avoid disappointment.
Visiting with Children
- Young visitors can enjoy our Cat trail, dressing up and colouring in activities.
- Please see our Special Events page for information about children's activities during the school holidays.
- Please note that The Birthplace Museum is a Grade I listed building with many stairs. Visitors are welcome to leave pushchairs at reception.
Visiting in a Group
- Guided tours for groups are available by prior arrangement, £2.50 per head
- Pre-booking is essential for group parties and tours
- Visit our Schools page for information on our Education service
- Book a speaker to visit a society meeting as part of our Outreach service
- The Museum is available as a venue for small lecture groups and society meetings
- Please contact us to discuss your requirements and make a booking
Visiting for Research
- See our Collections page for information on how to book a research visit
- Level access facilities for researchers are available
- The Museum provides an informative service on Johnson and his circle, Please contact us with any research enquiries
- Induction loop fitted
- Large print information sheets and magnifying glasses available
- Assistance dogs are welcome
The Birthplace Museum is a Grade I listed building with many stairs. Chairs are provided throughout the building for visitors. A pictorial guide containing images and descriptions of the displays, and the Museum's introductory film are available to view in the ground floor reception (a small flight of 5 steps leads up to the entrance).
No toilet or catering facilities are available in the museum. However, we are located in the heart of Lichfield with many cafes and restaurants nearby. The nearest car park is located on Bird Street, which also has a public toilet. For a map and travel information click How to Find Us.
Please contact us for any further visiting information