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


The disabled parking on the Market Square and Bird Street has been suspended as part of the pedestrianisation trial; our closest is now in the Bird Street car park.

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 visit National Rail

West Midlands Railway also offer direct train routes to Lichfield from a number of locations across the region. To plan your journey or book train tickets, please click here.

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 on the Visit Lichfield website. Please note that Accommodation bookings can be made directly through the Tourist Information Centre, please call 01543 412112 for more details.


Quotation marksI lately took my friend Boswell and showed him genuine civilised lifeQuotation marks in an English provincial town.

I turned him loose in Lichfield that he might see for once real civility.

Samuel Johnson signature