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“Great cream teas!!!”

Erasmus Darwin House
Ranked #5 of 28 things to do in Lichfield
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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!
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Great cream teas!!!”
Reviewed May 8, 2012

Lovely little place with an interesting exhibition and lovely herb garden. Great little coffee room- go for the cream tea!! Exactly as it should be!!

Visited August 2011
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Thatcham, United Kingdom
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491 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Worth half an hour”
Reviewed May 5, 2012

The link to Charles Darwin is noticeable in the house of his grandfather who was a famous doctor. A few good displays, but don't spend too much time here.

Visited March 2012
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Coventry, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A little gem with a big story”
Reviewed April 24, 2012

This is only a small place, but there's loads of information and things to see and do for children young and old. The staff were very knowledgeable and helpful and because one of the staff was 5 mins late opening up, she gave us free coffee and biscuits! I'd suggest going during school terms/off peak so that it's quieter and you can get around freely because it is only small.

Visited April 2012
Thank VivKev
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Hadn't realised it was there”
Reviewed February 28, 2012

found it new years day - what a lovely little place to visit - will go back in the spring/summer when the herb garden at full bloom

Visited January 2012
Thank Ruth G
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459 reviews
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“Not Much to See”
Reviewed January 12, 2012

While I enjoyed the history behind the house and the place Erasmus Darwin occupies in history there was very little to see. Just a few rooms with sparse furniture and some background. I think you would be lucky to spend mare than about an hour there.

Thank LichfieldBoy
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Abbygail B, Public Relations Manager at Erasmus Darwin House, responded to this review, October 1, 2012
We're sorry you feel that way Stephen - we are indeed a small house and usually don't get as much funding as the others. However, we do try to do free entry as often as we can - we did for six weeks in the summer and will for a few weeks this December. We're also refurbishing our downstairs area thanks to a grant, so we hope you get the chance to visit again soon so we can change your mind!
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