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The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

Breadmarket Street, Lichfield, WS13 6LG, United Kingdom | 01543264972 | Website

Venue Description

Discover the life and times of Samuel Johnson, England's greatest man of letters over five floors of exhibits in a beautiful Grade I listed building including period room settings, an introductory film, interactive displays and activities for children.


The Birthplace Museum is a Grade I listed historic house and has many unavoidable steps. A flight of 5 steps leads into the main entrance, where a virtual guide, guidebook to the house and introductory film are available. The virtual tour is also available on the Museum's website. A hearing loop and visual alarm system is provided. Large print information sheets are provided, there is a good contrast between walls and floors, and assistance dogs are welcome. The Museum offers an outreach service for groups, and level access facilities are available for library researchers.

Accessibility Guide

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There are no toilets in the Birthplace building, but public toilets are located nearby


Many members of staff have received Welcome All training.

COVID Precautions

Information about COVID precautions has not been added for this venue.

The venue says it has...

  • Audio Described
  • Accessible Format
  • Easy Read
  • Induction Loop
  • Disabled Parking

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