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Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum
Discover the life and times of Samuel Johnson, England's greatest man of letters and famous wit. Follow the story of the young Samuel Johnson from his difficult childhood to national celebrity and Dictionary fame.
Experience five floors of exhibits in a beautiful Grade I listed building including period room settings, an introductory film, interactive displays and activities for children. Guided tours and school bookings available by prior arrangement.
Contact Details and Map
Tel: 01543 264972
Getting here and parking
No dedicated parking
Open all year round (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Yearā€™s Day)
Free EntryGuided tours are available at Ā£2.50 per person, please contact the museum to make a booking.
Hunting for a perfect little Mother’s Day gift? All special offers card holders that visit the Birthplace Museum or come to browse in the shop in March can claim £1 off our vintage style costume jewellery. Inspired by words from the Dictionary there are rings, brooches and pendants to choose from. Just £3 or £4 with your special offers card. Entry to the Museum is free of charge, and is open from 11am-3.30pm every day of the week. For more information call 01543 264 972, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.samueljohnsonbirthplace.org.uk
Offer valid throughout March.
You will need a special offers card to qualify for these offers, if you don't have a card yet, please fill out the online form and we will send you a free card in the post.
- Gift shop(s) on site
Schools and education
- School packages available
Please note that, due to the nature of the building's Grade I listing, there are many unavoidable steps
Children and babies
- Children and babies welcome
Services for the hearing impaired
- Hearing loop is available in key places