Happy 300th Birthday, Dr Johnson!

To celebrate Samuel Johnson’s 300th birthday, his house in London will be open for free this Friday and Saturday.

Friday 18 September, 11am to 5:30pm
Celebrate Johnson’s 300th birthday by paying a trip to the House where he compiled his Dictionary of the English Language. Open for free all day.

Help youself to some birthday cake (whilst stocks last), experience writing with a quill pen, kids can try on historical costumes and play eighteenth-century games….all welcome.

The party continues on Saturday with Free Opening for Open House Weekend
Saturday 19 September, 11am to 5:30pm
Part of Open House weekend, open for free all day

Dr Johnson’s House is at 17 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE

For all events marking the tercentenary of Johnson’s birth see

Also see http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8255720.stm for the reasons why Johnson’s Dictionary was so significant.

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