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Exhibition-related Events


  • Regular Dictionary Drop-ins during which you can view the exhibition with a Curator and ask questions about the Dictionary and the House will take place on the following dates: 3, 9, and 18 July; 8 and 22 August; and 5 and 19 September. Drop-ins will take place at 2:30 aside from the one on July 3 which will be at 1pm. Included with your entry fee.

  • Free entry, lunch and lecture will be offered through the generosity of the Fleet Street Quarter Business Improvement District for which bookings must be made via their website. Free of charge.

  • Family Days will be held at 2:30 on August 10 and 24 to engage with the exhibition through activities such as word games and creating dictionary definitions using an actual quill pen and hand-made paper.  All activities, aside from the lunch, are included in your ticket purchase. Further events are being planned from late September onwards including evening tours, a gin tasting, and further talks. Included with your entry fee.

Sponsored by  the Fleet Street Quarter Business Improvement District

Lunchtime Lectures
Free entry and sandwich lunch. Requires pre-booking. The next lunch will be in June. Details to follow.

These lectures form an annual programme of monthly lunchtime lectures to be held here at Dr Johnson's House, kindly sponsored by The Fleet Street Quarter BID. The talks are free to attend and will be held on the last Thursday of each month throughout 2024. The subject of the talk will range from Johnson and dictionaries and the 18th century, to urban planning and eco matters, such as urban pollution throughout history and what each age has done to combat it. Guest speakers will also feature as part of this exciting new programme.

The lectures will run from 12:45 to 13:45 and lunch will be provided to enjoy during the talk. When booking please highlight any dietary requirements (at least 48 hours in advance of the event), and please also arrive at 12:45 sharp or earlier. You will also have the opportunity to explore the House after the talk.

Please note that tickets are limited and popular, and must be booked in advance. Sign up to our newsletter using the link below to receive advance notice and information on how to book. We look forward to welcoming you on the day!

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View Past lectures on YouTube

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