Dr Johnson's House

Dr Johnson's House
17 Gough Square
London
City of London
EC4A 3DE
England

Website

www.drjohnsonshouse.org

Education

www.drjohnsonshouse.org/education

Events

www.drjohnsonshouse.org/events

E-mail

curator@drjohnsonshouse.org

Telephone

020 7353 3745

Fax

020 7353 3745

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Photo by Phillip Sayer of Dr Johnson's House at dusk
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Dr Johnson’s House is one of the few residential houses of its age still surviving in the City of London. Built c. 1700, it was a home and workplace for Samuel Johnson from 1748-1759, and it was here that he compiled his Dictionary of the English Language.
The house is full of historic features including panelled rooms, an open staircase and moving panels on the first floor. The collection includes period furniture and prints and portraits of Johnson and his circle. Situated to the north of Fleet Street, Dr Johnson's House is found among a maze of courtyards and passages that are a reminder of historic London.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Heritage site

Opening hours

Oct-April
Mon-Sat 1100-1700
May-Sept
Mon-Sat 1100-1730
Closed: Sundays and Bank Holidays
Please check our website for Christmas opening times

Admission charges

£4.50 adults
£3.50 concessions (and groups of 10+)
£1.50 children
£10.00 family ticket

Discounts

  • Museums Association

Additional info

Our library is open to the public by appointment only.
There are many unavoidable steps.

Collection details

Architecture, Archives, Literature, Personalities

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Our 18th- century Library collection, lit by candlelight

Candlelight Tours

  • 16 May 2014 7:30-8:15pm, 8:30-9:15pm

A rare opportunity to see many of the rooms in Johnson's historic house lit by candlelight in these special curator-led twilight tours. Part of the nationwide Museums at Night weekend.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

Dr Johnson's House

Admission

£10/8 concessions

Website

http://www.drjohnsonshouse.org/events.htm

Our 18th- century Library collection, lit by candlelight

Candlelight Tours

  • 16 May 2014 7:30-8:15pm, 8:30-9:15pm

A rare opportunity to see many of the rooms in Johnson's historic house lit by candlelight in these special curator-led twilight tours. Part of the nationwide Museums at Night weekend.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10 / £8 concessions

Website

http://www.drjohnsonshouse.org/events.htm

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