Coming Soon

We have some exciting events planned for 2022. Here’s a taster of what we have in store for the start of the year. Join our mailing list for regular updates.



Celebrating Hester Thrale

Until Sunday 12th June

The writer and friend of Samuel Johnson provides the inspiration for a free-to-visit display of items from the Museum’s permanent collection, in the Museum’s Birth Room.


Author event with Tom Nancollas

Sunday 29 May, 3:00pm


Join author of new book ‘The Ship Usunder’ to hear about seafaring in Johnson’s time, and enjoy sea shanties from the Lichfield Lighthouse company. Free event, donations to the RNLI encouraged. No booking required.

Birthplace Bookworms!

Fortnightly Saturdays, staring 7th May.

10:30am-11:40am, £3.50 per child

Discounts available for groups

Our fortnightly reading club for 7–11-year-olds! Bookworms will offer little ones the chance to read stories aloud, which will be brought to life with fun craft activites. Booking is required.

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Birthplace Book Club

First Wednesday of the month, 1pm. Free.

Friendly and informal group reading along with Radio 4’s Book Club show, new members welcome.

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Latin for Beginners

Tuesdays at 12:45pm (1 hr duration), starting again Spring 2022.

£5 per session, or book 5 sessions for £20

A friendly small-group course starting from the basics of the ancient language, led by an engaging and experienced life-long educator.

Birthplace Writers Group

Saturday 21st May & Saturday 18th June

2pm, Free

Both beginners and current writers are welcome to this friendly adult group to nurture and fulfil their writing aspirations in our inspiring venue.

Please note: Our Poetry Group is temporarily suspended. Please contact us for events enquiries.

Poetry Group

Third Thursday of every month

2:00pm, Free

An informal poetry reading and discussion group with a different theme every week.

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