Dr Johnson's House

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

£6.00 adults
£5.00 concessions (and groups of 10+)
£2.50 children
£12.50 family ticket
Members of the National Trust are entitled to 50% discount on admission.

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.
David Garrick

Prints of Me: portraits of Garrick

  • 31 January 2018 6:30-8:30pm

David Garrick was not only a great actor-manager, scholar and collector, he was also a great self-publicist. He was the first actor to realise that the best way to become famous was for people to recognise him, and the best way to do that was to make sure that prints of his portrait were to be seen everywhere. This talk by Sheila O'Connell, curatorial advisor to Dr Johnson's House and former curator of prints at the British Museum, will discuss Garrick's friendships with artists that helped him to become the best known face outside the royal family in 18th-century Britain.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10

Website

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

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

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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

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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