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“Interesting garden” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Erasmus Darwin House

Erasmus Darwin House
Ranked #5 of 24 things to do in Lichfield
Certificate of Excellence
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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!
Ramsey, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Interesting garden”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

Entrance at side of cathedral book shop. Unfortunately time did not allow to go inside , also a wedding reception was being held there.

Visited November 2012
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Historic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

There was so much to see and take in here that more than one visit is required it is also just round the corner from the Cathedral so you have to allow some time so as to do both.

Visited April 2012
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United Kingdom
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56 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Darwin's Grandpa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

A gracious residence set back from the main streets. It is a self guided tour, but easy to read and assimilate, and you can tell where Charles Darwin got it all from

Visited October 2012
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“charles darwins grandfather”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2012

finding out about all his inventions and about his medical ability the house contains many interesting things and is well worth visiting

Visited September 2012
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Stoke on Trent
2 reviews
“Interesting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

It is an interesting way to spend a couple hours and doesn't cost too much. We enjoyed dressing up, it has nothing to do with Erasmus Darwin, but was fun. I think they could have explored the scientific ideas a bit more using displays. But it is quite a small space.

Visited February 2012
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