Please Note: The Museum is currently closed for essential maintenance work to update our wiring. We will be open for our planned L2F: Festival of Folk events from Saturday 23rd to Tuesday 26th October and for Half term Fun on Thursday 28th October. Read more about our temporary closure here or contact us for more information. 


Visit the family home that inspired a literary giant. Best known for his Dictionary of the English Language, Samuel Johnson spent the first 27 years of his life in this atmospheric Grade I listed trader's townhouse. Now a Museum to his life and times, with stunning collections and events for all throughout the year. We look forward to welcoming you to Johnson's home.
Tourism and Good Food Bronze Award and Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence

Visit Us



Virtual Tour

Samuel Johnson

Contact Us

quote marks

I lately took my friend Boswell and showed him genuine civilised life in an
English provincial town.
quote marks I turned him loose at Lichfield.

Samuel Johnson signature