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Erasmus Darwin House

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Address: Beacon Street, Lichfield WS13 7AD, England
Phone Number: +44 1543 306260
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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Erasmus Darwin was one of the greatest polymaths of the 18th century. It...

Erasmus Darwin was one of the greatest polymaths of the 18th century. It has been said that no one since has rivaled his achievements in such a wide range of fields. Indeed, he posited a coherent theory of evolution a full 70 years before his grandson Charles. This beautiful Georgian town house and previous home of Erasmus is dedicated to his life and achievements. Set in an ancient part of Lichfield city centre, the house contains a wealth of information about this fascinating man through videos, audio guides and several hands-on exhibitions and also provides a window into Georgian life. There is also a wonderful herb garden to stroll through and a gift shop. There are plenty of activities and workshops for all ages so do check our website for various events throughout the year!

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brilliant fun

Although this is only a small museum, we managed to spend 2 hours here with my children and their cousins. There are so many different interactive activities and a massive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although this is only a small museum, we managed to spend 2 hours here with my children and their cousins. There are so many different interactive activities and a massive dressing up box!

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I reviewed Erasmus Darwin House last year when my partner and I booked it as the venue for our wedding. We were very impressed with the volunteers and with how helpful everyone we met was. Our wedding was last Saturday and we wanted to post another review to re-iterate what we said about the staff and thank them for making... More 

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East Retford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A real gem in the centre of town next to the Cathedral. The home of Erasmus Darwin - Charles Darwin's grandfather. Free admission but well deserving a donation. Rooms well set out - some with hands on experiences. A fascinating man. The volunteer staff extremely friendly and enthusiastic.

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Copenhagen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our unfortunately rather rushed visit to this museum.Erasmus Darwin is an interesting ratehr unknown figure who deserves wider recognition. This museum managed to blend the many areas of his life almost seamlessly into the original Georgian townhouse. There were some fun activities for the kids, including dressing up in Georgian clothes and they also enjoyed seeing the inventions.... More 

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Erasmus Darwin House is so interesting and well worth a visit. There is a beautiful garden to wander through and enjoy looking around this interesting, friendly, warm house. Brilliant.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a really great place to spend an hour or so finding out about Erasmus Darwon - Charles Darwin's grandfather who was an amazing man in his own right. The museum is free to enter but you will definitely want to leave a donation when you leave. The gentleman who was on the desk as we went in was... More 

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Worcester
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many of the rooms have been converted for activities and modern displays. Guides available. Lift services the two floors. It is a significant building for its relationship to the Lunar Society.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting visit a beautiful house and the staff are so helpful. The herb gardens outside are lovely

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Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Erasmus Darwin House is a hidden gem in Lichfield. It is really good value for money and there is loads to see. Our son really enjoyed the activities available and we all learned a lot! A great visit.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

If you visit the Cathedral which is Magnificent as I have already stated in my previous T/A, please go over the road to Erasmus Darwin House,I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I did

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