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
National Trust members £4.00
Concessions (Student or registered unemployed) £7.00
Child £4 (age 5 - 17)
Under 5s free

Proof of concession (ie membership card) must be shown on arrival.


#National Trust members receive a 50% discount on standard adult admission.
Please note this arrangement does not include National Trust affiliates such as National Trust for Scotland. For more information please visit National Trust London & South East


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 are encouraged to book in advance, but walk-ins are welcome.
Book now via EventBrite only. Select the date you wish to come, and visit any time between 11am and 5pm (last entry 4pm).

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 hsuld consider socially distancing more carefully.

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 only.

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
In line with government guidelines, if you are able to wear a face covering please wear one during your visit.

Unfortunately, we have had to close the cloakroom and large bags are not permitted in the House. Sadly we currently have no space to store buggies or prams.

We know this is a challenging time for everyone and 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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