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Erasmus Darwin House

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Have visited Lichfield often over the last twenty years- why have we not been here before? Suggest... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
1949etwall
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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Brilliant & Free

What a great little museum & garden ( although garden would be better visited in spring or summer... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
zarky
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Darwin House Beacon Street, Lichfield WS13 7AD, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have visited Lichfield often over the last twenty years- why have we not been here before? Suggest that only are there many things to see in the city, but the access is unusual- down a dingy side passage, by a row of rubbish bins, over...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great little museum & garden ( although garden would be better visited in spring or summer ) a houseful of wonderful informative material but if you want to take it all in you will need at least a few hours but well worth...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank zarky
Erasmus D, Manager at Erasmus Darwin House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review - so glad you enjoyed your visit

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waiting for Matins to finish to visit the Cathedral we stumbled across this. We had no idea of who he was an how much his work and thinking obviously influenced his grandson, Charles. So much of the work that is attributed to Charles Darwin has...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Simon L
Erasmus D, Manager at Erasmus Darwin House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review - Erasmus certainly was a remarkable man.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came across this house and garden on our recent visit and while the rest of my party were strolling round the herb garden, I popped into the house. Free entry, this beautiful house still provide a glimpse into the past and the our history....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Erasmus D, Manager at Erasmus Darwin House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for popping in to the house - and for your lovely review, much appreciated

Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

When in Lichfield you really must visit Erasmus Darwin House. Its free.... obviously you can make a contribution, but it is a free local attraction which is very interesting. Beautiful house, lovely botanical gardens. The staff are very well informed and there is lots of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Erasmus D, Manager at Erasmus Darwin House, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review.

Reviewed November 26, 2018

I though I knew a bit about Erasmus Darwin, but only had part of the story. His invention of the fundamentals of modern sterling systems was a complete surprise to me.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Erasmus D, Manager at Erasmus Darwin House, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2018

Thank you for your review - he certainly was a remarkable man

Reviewed November 6, 2018

Excellent venue, exceptional staff and food. Very comfortable and welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anne K
Reviewed October 18, 2018

A lot of reviewers have said that there is nothing to see here, I guess they were expecting thrills and spills, then go home and watch Eastenders and The X factor, (low brow stuff type of people. Now I wasn't too keen on going here,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 17, 2018

Walking through the courtyard with it's lovely flowers, mainly of 18th century, I came upon this little gem of a house. Free entry which was a bonus. I found out so much about this famous doctor, scientist and inventor and the way he interacted with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Chris T
Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

Another place worth a visit in Lichfield. There are one or two toys that were played during the era, and some interesting scientific objects.

Date of experience: June 2018
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