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Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

(Staffordshire Attractions)

Lichfield Staffordshire England
Description : 

Visitors enjoying the Cathedral splendour of Lichfield shouldn't miss one of the city's smaller gems, the Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum. A Grade I listed townhouse built in 1707, the beautiful building on the market square offers an insight into the life of an 18th century bookselling family and their very famous son.

 Best known as the author of A Dictionary of the English Language in 1755, Samuel Johnson was also a playwright, poet, journalist and editor, and is highly regarded as one of the 18th century's most important men of letters. Johnson spent the first 27 years of his life in the house before moving to the London literary scene, and regularly revisited Lichfield in his later years.

A warm welcome awaits at the house, which is now a Museum to his life and times. Displays over five floors include period room settings, an introductory film, interactive exhibits and hands-on fun for families. The bookshop is still open and sells second-hand titles on all subjects. A programme of events for all ages and interests takes place throughout the year.

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 2019 Events

Imagination and Reality: Samuel Johnson and the Use of Travelling

Saturday 2th May Sunday 7th July Exhibition on maps, travelling writing and 18th century journeys.
Paintings in Focus Saturday 13th July - Sunday 8th September An in-depth look at the Museum's art collection with a self-guided tour leaflet available daily, plus a programme of special tours and sketching sessions throughout the summer.

Johnson's 310 Birthday Celebrations

Saturday 14th September: Activities and free entry at venues across the city, as part of Lichfield's Heritage Weekend

The Girl in the Picture Frame

Saturday 28th September: Inside us all is the child we once were... how events and people around her shaped Lucy Porter, Dr Johnson's step-daughter. Performance from Intimate Theatre.

Plus family activities during the school holidays, history workshops... and much more! For full listings and more information please visit the museum website at www.samueljohnsonbirthplace.org.uk

Admission is free of charge,
but donations are welcome.

Open Daily
April - September 10.30am - 4.30pm
October - March 11.00am - 3.30pm

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Unreal Paintball

(Staffordshire Outdoor Pursuits)

Madeley Staffordshire England
Description : 


Unreal Paintball is the ideal place to go paintballing in Stoke on Trent, Based on the border of Staffordshire and Cheshire, and also being only 5 minutes from junction 15 and 16 off the M6 makes Unreal Paintball an accessible location from anywhere in the Northwest and Midlands and Stoke on Trent . Open all year round, whatever the weather, this action packed paintball site will ensure you have the time of your life!

Entry including all equipment hire is from £5 per player
Times 8.45am to 3.30pm


Staffordshire Regiment Museum

(Staffordshire Museums and Arts)

Lichfield Staffordshire England
Description : 

The Staffordshire Regiment Museum tells the story of the Staffordshire Regiment and all its antecedents from its formation in Lichfield in 1705. The Museum is situated alongside Whittington Barracks near Lichfield, the historical home of the Regiment, and houses a collection of around 11,000 items. The collection now includes items from the Mercian Regiment. 

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Boscobel House & the Royal Oak

(Staffordshire Historic Buildings)

Bishop's Wood Staffordshire England
Description : 

Boscobel House was built in about 1632, when John Giffard of Whiteladies converted a timber-framed farmhouse into a hunting lodge.

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The National Forest

(Staffordshire Outdoor Pursuits)

Swadlincote Derbyshire England
Description : 

The National Forest is one of England's most ambitious environmental projects.

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