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“Birthplace of the greatest man of letters in English”

Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum
Ranked #4 of 28 things to do in Lichfield
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Birthplace of the greatest man of letters in English”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

Organised as most birthplace museums of celebrities, informative and interactive. The lady at the reception is really nice and enthusiastic.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Interesting PLace”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

So much to ascertain about the history of Lichfield and Samuel Johnson. He went to such lengths to ensure he became famous. I do not believe Blackadder appreciated him however.

Visited May 2013
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Derbyshire
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349 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed March 30, 2013

An interesting and insightful musuem spread across five floors of this interesting property. There are some opportunities to engage children better, although there were trails we didn't do. Teh bookshop was interesting and historically signficant, and the staff were very friendly and welcoming.

Visited March 2013
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London SE16 6AN
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Well Informed and scholarly - but what else would you expect?”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Particularly liked the bon mots in various speakers around the house - especially the one about the "booby's of Birmingham".

Visited March 2013
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Yorkshire
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74 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Genuinely informative & entertaining”
Reviewed March 27, 2013

It was a col, cold March day and after being turned away from the Cathedral 3 times (almost every time we visit something prevents us from entering the Cathedral), we ventured down into the very active Market Square. At the far corner is situated the very house in which Dr. Samuel Johnson was born and raised. I knew something of his dictionary but very little else. The house has many original features and provided us with the warmest possible welcome. Take a sheet from the very friendly curator and try searching for the wooden cats that are well hidden around the house (they are moved from time to time, so a second visit may render your knowledge of their whereabouts redundant). We came away well informed and determined to learn more about the life & times of Samuel Johnson. Oh, please remember there is no charge for the museum so be generous with your donation.

Visited March 2013
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