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. Full details will be announced on this page soon, or join our mailing list for regular updates.



Family Activities

Thursday 24th February - From 11am

£3.50 per child

Our popular hands-on craft activities return for the school holidays. The first sessions of the year will be on Thursday 24 February. Contact us to make a booking. All children must be accompanied by an adult.



Celebrating Hester Thrale

The writer and friend of Samuel Johnson provides the inspiration for a programme of events including a free-to-visit display of items from the Museum’s permanent collection opening on International Women’s Day, Tuesday 8 March, and a ticketed talk, behind-the-scenes archive visit and Storytelling event in May.



City Curios and Collectables

Join local historian and tour guide Jonathan Oates for a free of charge drop-in event in June, exploring fascinating collectables and archive items from Lichfield’s past.

Regular Events

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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.

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Birthplace Writers Group

Second Saturday of the month September - June, 2pm, Free

Facilitated by an experienced teacher, 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: Words Alive & Poetry Groups are temporarily suspended. Please contact us for events enquiries.

Suspended Events

Words Alive!

Every Saturday

10:30am – 11:45pm

£3.00 per session, £2.00 for siblings. Book a block of 5 sessions for £12 (£10 siblings)

A weekly club for 8-12 year olds who love words! Read, write, create, act and illustrate in the inspiring setting of the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum. Try your first session free!

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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