Dr Johnson’s House

The Marketors Outreach programme has been asked to assist in an Outreach marketing support project for Dr Johnson’s House which is a small Museum in a charming 300-year-old townhouse, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys in the historic City of London. Samuel Johnson, the writer and wit, lived and worked in the house in the middle of the eighteenth century, compiling his great Dictionary of the English Language in the Garret.

Dr Johnson may be better known to some for his much quoted “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.”

The House is open to the public with a collection relating to Johnson, a research library, restored interiors and a wealth of original features. Often described by visitors as a hidden gem, 17 Gough Square is a tranquil spot in the midst of the bustling City.

Dr Johnson's House also 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 the  collection and elsewhere, and to illustrate aspects of Johnson's life and times.

The Outreach marketing support project is being managed by Liveryman Mike Bugsgang with Outreach committee support from Liveryman Richard Berholt.

The Worshipful Company of Marketors’ Outreach Programme matches “good cause” organisations needing “pro bono” marketing support with one or more appropriate members of the Marketors, from Freemen to Past Masters. Outreach’s professional management approach helps document, define and time limit the marketing support, delivers our members’ marketing expertise and helps the “good cause” organisation to make their own improvements.

Many members of the Marketors based across the UK and overseas want to donate some personal time to help deliver some charitable marketing back into society. Outreach enables that activity. If you would like to help a good cause, regardless of where it is in the UK or overseas, please contact outreach@marketors.org

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