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Dr Johnson's House

Hire this venue for your own event - it has one function room which can hold a maximum of 100 guests.

This fine home belonged to writer Dr Samuel Johnson (1709-1784), who lived here when he compiled what is recognised as the worlds first dictionary. Dr Johnson's House is located in a discreet City square and contains many of Johnsons belongings as well as an excellent statue of his favourite cat, Hodge, in the square outside. The contents of the house have been built up since Cecil Harmsworth purchased the House and opened it to the public in the early 20th century. He was adamant that Dr Johnsons House should not be filled with irrelevant 18th century bric-a-brac. Items in the collection had to be connected to Johnson and appropriate for the cheery home of an impoverished writer. Harmsworth turned down some donations, including Johnsons death mask (too gloomy) and Chippendale furniture (too fine). The Harmsworths donated many early items and the Johnson Club transferred their entire collection to the House. Over the years many generous donations of relevant books, paintings and artefacts have entered the collection. Dr Johnson's House runs a varied programme of events and exhibitions, ranging from staged performances to Curator's talks. There are special late night openings and open days, as well as concerts, lectures and some more quirky events. During the year there are also changing displays and regular temporary exhibitions to highlight objects from our collection and elsewhere, and to illustrate aspects of Johnson's life and times.

 

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Dr Johnsons HousesDr Johnsons HousesA 300 year old town house, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys. It was built in 1700 and was both the home and workplace of writer Samuel Johnson. It was here that he compiled the first comprehensive English Dictionary. The house is now restored to its original condition and contains panelled rooms and a collection of furniture, prints, por6th February 2016Saturday 31st December 2016 Where:
Dr Johnson's House, 17  Gough Square      EC4A 3DE
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TIMES  1st January 2010 to 31st December 2016  PRICING  £4.50, child £1.50, NUS/OAP £3.50, family £10, under 5s Free
A 300 year old town house, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys. It was built in 1700 and was both the home and workplace of writer Samuel Johnson. It was here that he compiled the first comprehensive English Dictionary. The house is now restored to its original condition and contains panelled rooms and a collection of furniture, prints, por... More about this event
Dr Johnson's Reading CircleDr Johnson's Reading CircleDr Johnson's House cordially invites you to join their Reading Circle; an intimate after-hours reading group led by a prominent eighteenth-century academic, Dr Jane Darcy of University College London, in the former home of Dr Samuel Johnson.8th March 2016Tuesday 7th June 2016 Where:
Dr Johnson's House, 17  Gough Square      EC4A 3DE
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TIMES  8th March, 10th May and 7th June 2016 - 6.30pm  PRICING  £10
Dr Johnson's House cordially invites you to join their Reading Circle; an intimate after-hours reading group led by a prominent eighteenth-century academic, Dr Jane Darcy of University College London, in the former home of Dr Samuel Johnson.
 
 

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