Samuel Johnson Birthplace sign

A new blog has been launched to give people an insight into a key tourist attraction in Lichfield.

The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum has created the website to offer a glimpse into life a the museum, as well as highlighting objects from its collection.

Lichfield City Council heritage officer Joanne Wilson said it was a great opportunity to raise awareness of the attraction.

“We want the blog to provide a glimpse of life behind the scenes at the birthplace,” she said.

“The birthplace is a vibrant museum and we wanted an accessible way to share our work here with people both in Lichfield and beyond.”

Blog posts will be provided by the museum’s staff and volunteers however contributions are also invited from researchers interested in Johnson’s life, works or wider literary fellowships, as well as from local historians interested in 18th Century life in Lichfield and the surrounding area.

“We are really interested in hearing from anyone whose family might have a connection to Johnson or to the birthplace,” Joanne said.

The new blog can be found at

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