Dr Johnson’s House is a small independent museum and charity, which has been welcoming visitors for nearly 100 years. We rely on the generosity of individuals, companies, organisations and grant-giving bodies to enable us to remain open to the public six days a week, fifty weeks of the year.
There are many different ways to support the House including:
DonateWe welcome all donations, large and small. Every little gift really does help to ensure that Dr Johnson’s House is preserved for future generations, and ensures current generations can experience the House at its best.
£5 can buy a replica object for our education handling collection
£15 will pay for smoke-free beeswax candles for a candlelit evening opening £50 can provide archive grade storage for one section of our archives
£100 can pay for a book to be restored
£150-£200 can pay for the restoration of a ladder-back chair
Specific AppealsWe are currently fundraising for the following projects:
Library Cataloguing Project
Adopt a Print
If you would like more information about the projects and how to support them, please contact the Curator on 020 7353 3745 or via the online form
VolunteeringClick here for more information.
Gough Square Club (Patrons’ Scheme)The Gough Square Club was founded in 2011 to mark 100 years since Dr Johnson’s House was saved, restored and opened to the public. The exclusive group of up to 20 members supports the House through an annual subscription which includes a black tie dinner in the Withdrawing Room at Dr Johnson’s House.
For more information please contact the Curator on 020 7353 3745.
In 2011-2012 Dr Johnson’s House was generously supported byThe members of the Gough Square Club
The City of London Finance Committee
Library Cataloguing ProjectGF Eyre Foundation
The Garfield Weston Foundation
Schroder Charity Trust
Royal Oak Foundation
Golden Bottle Trust
Individual donors and other trusts
Eighteenth-Century Family CostumesGolden Bottle Trust
Telling Tales exhibitionStephenson Harwood
Coutts’ Charitable Trust