Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum
Breadmarket Street, Lichfield WS13 6LG Route Planner
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Apr-Sep: 10.30am-4.30pm; Oct-Mar: 11am-3.30pm


The renowned writer, poet and lexicographer Samuel Johnson (1709-84) was born in this house built by his father. The exhibition looks back over his life, his work, including his famous dictionary, and his friendships, in particular with Erasmus Darwin.


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