Dr Johnson's House is now open! Please book via Eventbrite here, although walk-ins are very welcome. We will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 - 5pm (last entry 4pm).

Closed Sunday - Thursday inclusive and Bank Holidays

Admission Prices

We can now take payment by credit or debit card (but not American Express).

Adult £8.00
Concessions (Student or registered unemployed) £7.00
Child £4 (age 5 - 17)
Under 5s free

Proof of concession (e.g. student card) must be shown on arrival.



We regret to say that we are no longer able to offer National Trust members the promotional discount (National Trust members formally received a 50% discount on standard adult admission). The National Trust took the decision to end the scheme effective from December 2021. We were sorry to learn of this decision and for any disappointment this may cause.

Please visit this National Trust site for more details about this announcement.

We still very much welcome you all and hope to see you at Dr Johnson's House.

Visitor Safety

Our highest priority is keeping our visitors, volunteers and staff safe. We’ve put in place a number of new procedures:

Ticketed Entry
You may book in advance if you wish, but walk-ins are very welcome.
Book now via EventBrite. Select the date you wish to come, and visit any time between 11am and 5pm (last entry 4pm). Please note that booking is no longer essential and you may show up on the day and pay admission on the door if you prefer.

There is sadly no wheelchair access to Dr Johnson's Grade 1 listed historic house. There are seven steps to access the entrance (with a handrail). The building is a four-storey townhouse with a spiral staircase between each floor. There are handrails on each side of the staircase and visitor seating in every room.
See our facilities page for more access information. We will be delighted to discuss your access requirements in advance - contact us.

On arrival:
Please enter via the main front door of Dr Johnson’s House. Keep a safe distance from other visitors.

You will be welcomed into the House by our staff, who will offer an introduction to the House and advise you on social - distancing measures for your safety. Please have your ticket ready – ideally on your phone. If you are buying tickets for others, please ensure your group is together.

Social distancing
Mask are encouraged but not complusory. Hand-sanitising stations are located throughout the House. We have added signage to point out the rooms and spaces where you should consider socially distancing.

In the Shop, our volunteers will serve you from behind a perspex screen. We would be grateful if visitors could avoid touching items unnecessarily. All payments are by card or cash.

Automatic hand sanitiser dispensers have been installed throughout the building. Staff will regularly clean and disinfect door handles, taps, buttons and surfaces throughout the day.

Masks and face coverings
If you wish to wear a face covering, pleasedo so during your visit. This is not compulsory, however.

The cloakroom is available. Please note that large bags are not permitted in the House. Sadly we currently have no space to store buggies or prams.

We hope your visit will be safe, fun and memorable.

Photograph of the north window in the Garret, by Phil Sayer
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