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.
Abd el-Ouahed ben Messaoud ben Mohammed Anoun Moorish Ambassador to Queen Elizabeth I unknown artist

London's Theatre of The East: Artists in Conversation

  • 14 November 2019 6:30-8pm

Novelist Saeida Rouass, documentary photographer Lena Naassana and textile designer Nour Hage will join Professor Jerry Brotton, author of This Orient Isle, and the Donald Hyde Curator of Dr Johnson’s House for a discussion on how each artist approached and responded to the theme of the historical connections of the Eastern Mediterranean, Middle East and North Africa with London, via the lens of Dr Johnson’s 1749 play, Irene, set during the fall of Constantinople in 1453.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£7.00

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

http://www.drjohnsonshouse.org

Education

http://www.drjohnsonshouse.org/education

Events

http://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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