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Fascinating!

A group of friends had a day out in Lichfield and decided to visit the Cathedral, Samuel Johnson... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Peter H
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit

An interesting house with much history situated very close to the Cathedral. Free entry with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
longhamjohn
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Dereham, 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 3 days ago

A group of friends had a day out in Lichfield and decided to visit the Cathedral, Samuel Johnson Museum and Erasmus Darwin's House. All wonderful places in their own way. Darwin's House is fascinating, there are knowledgable and welcoming staff to advise and answer questions....More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 4 days ago

An interesting house with much history situated very close to the Cathedral. Free entry with voluntary donations to assist with the upkeep

Thank longhamjohn
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do be careful not to miss this great little place.the exhibits are fascinating and staff so helpful.staff are enthusiastic and charming..

Thank maryw16862kx
Erasmus D, Manager at Erasmus Darwin House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in, but my husband and friend wanted to chatter outside. It's a shame as the museum is very interesting!

Thank Bryan M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

See how Charles grandfather lived (near to Lichfield Cathedral) Inventor and doctor ahead of his time Lovely (small) garden area Well worth a (free) visit

Thank yorkuk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a massive place but so informative and interesting well worth a visit the gardens are lovely with a selection of unusual flowers and herbs

Thank kim F
Erasmus D, Manager at Erasmus Darwin House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. The garden is certainly looking beautiful at the moment - ready for our garden event at the end of the month.

Reviewed June 5, 2018

We were here with a large party for the guided tour of the house and were truly amazed at the breadth of knowledge and the wide range of inventions of Erasmus. A physician, mechanical genius, inventor, and he still had the time and energy to...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Authentic period house, well maintained both inside and out and in a pretty and convenient setting opposite the Cathedral. Interesting history of an little known and overlooked polymath / renaissance man.

Thank sheriffade
Reviewed May 25, 2018

We did not plan to visit and were just passing. It is free to visit and we were tempted to go in. We really enjoyed seeing the house and garden and learning about its history. It was interesting to find out who Erasmus Darwin was...More

Thank LoopyShropshire
Reviewed May 23, 2018

Interesting place, some interactive displays and things to engage children as well as adults. Lovely building and interesting displays. The little garden is nice. Free entry.

Thank April H
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