The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum opened to the public in 1901 and holds a collection of over 8,000 items relating to Johnson, his circle and 18th century Lichfield.
The collection includes prints and paintings, furniture, manuscripts and books: including many early and rare editions of Johnson's work. Personal items include Johnson's armchair, tea set, breakfast table and portable writing desk, David Garrick's walking stick and a bookcase belonging to James Boswell. The Museum holds a significant manuscript collection including signature letters from Johnson and his family and other important figures such as Boswell, Anna Seward, Hester Piozzi, Joshua Reynolds and Sarah Siddons. I have arranged a tour on arrival which will last about one hour. We then have free time to spend exploring Lichfield such as the Cathedral or Museum.
Timings: Leave Leominster 8:30am, Hereford at 9:10am, Ross on Wye 9:50am. We will have stop along the way and arrive ready for our tour approx. 1pm Depart at 5pm and travel back to Leominster at 7:15pm, Hereford at 7:40pm and then Ross at 8:15pm.
Cost: £25 per person with a guided tour of Samuel Johnson birthplace & travel costs.