Discover the life and times of Samuel Johnson, the great man of letters famous for writing ‘A Dictionary of the English Language’ in 1755. Explore five floors of displays in an atmospheric historic house, including period room settings, introductory film, interactive exhibits and hands-on fun for families. The house tells the story of the colourful life and major achievements of Lichfield's most famous son from troubled childhood, through literary obscurity and financial poverty, to world renown and success.
A range of events and activities is held throughout the year, and book-lovers can browse the well-stocked Johnson family bookshop.
Getting here and parking
- No dedicated parking
Monday – Sunday 1 November - 28 February, 11am - 3.30pm 1 March - 31 October, 10.30am - 4.30pm
- Gift shop(s) on site
Group Discounts Available
Guided tours for groups are available at £2.50 per person, please contact the museum to make a booking.
How many steps (if any) does the entrance have
Access, lifts and ramps
- Some areas can only be reached using staircases
Services for wheelchair users and those with mobility issues
- Seating is provided at regular intervals for visitors with limited mobility
Children and Babies
- Children and babies welcome
Services for the visually impaired
- Guide dogs allowed
- Clear surfaces such as glass doors have contrast markings on them
- There is good contrast between the floor and walls
- There is clear signage throughout the attraction (i.e. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc)
- The lighting is effective throughout the attraction for visually impaired visitors
- Clear surfaces, such as glass doors, have contrast markings on them
- There is an audible alarm system