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Top City Centre Heritage Attractions


More information at Visit Lichfield


These are all around 1 mile to the north of the canal route.



Erasmus Darwin House


Georgian home of Erasmus Darwin, Grandfather of Charles Darwin and leading doctor, scientist, botanist, inventor and poet of the 18th Century. Museum displays, interactive features and herb garden. Located in the idylic surroundings of Cathedral Close.

Lichfield Cathedral


Stunning Lichfield Cathedral is set within the beautifully serene Cathedral Close, and it’s a great place to visit for all the family. The 800 year old cathedral, is the third building on the site, and has a fascinating history.


Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum


Discover the life and times of Samuel Johnson, England's greatest man of letters and famous wit. Follow the story of the young Samuel Johnson from his difficult childhood to national celebrity and Dictionary fame.


Lichfield Heritage Centre


Located at St Mary's in the Market Square. Walk through 2000 years of Lichfield's history, enjoy a cake in our coffee shop or pick up a souvenir from our lovely gift shop. Varied and interesting exhibitions are displayed here.


The Old Guildhall Prison Cells


Explore the city's old prison, on this site since 1548. See original cells, discover the inmates' stories and find out about law and order in Lichfield in this small display.

Open Saturdays only, April – September 10am – 4pm.

Lichfield Historic Parks


Lichfield Historic Parks bring together four distinctive green spaces in the heart of the beautiful city of Lichfield in Staffordshire. These are Beacon Park, Minster Pool and Walk, the Garden of Remembrance and Stowe Pool.

St. Johns Lichfield


St. Johns Hospital is a historic Almshouse. St John’s has two locations - St John’s Without the Barrs on the junction of St John Street and Birmingham Road, and St John’s Within the Close situated in the Cathedral Close.  Open daily to visitors.

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