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Erasmus Darwin House

Erasmus Darwin House -

Address

Beacon Street
Lichfield
WS13 7AD

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Tel : +44 01543 306260
Fax : 01543 306261

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Nestled in Lichfield’s idyllic Cathedral Close, Darwin House is an independent, accredited Museum that was once the family home of doctor, inventor and published poet Erasmus Darwin (1731 – 1802). With its unique place in Georgian history Darwin House showcases the breadth of Erasmus Darwin’s interests and achievements which laid the foundations for his grandson and evolutionary biologist Charles.

Ponder in the room where leading Midland industrialists and thinkers were thought to have gathered and shared ground-breaking ideas. Discover the herbs in our tranquil garden used to season Mrs Darwin’s cooking. Learn about the medicinal qualities of plants with which Erasmus treated his patients (often free of charge!). Look through his personal journal to get a sense of his original mind and uncover what inspired his many theories and inventions including a flushing toilet and a speaking machine to name a few.

Explore Darwin’s work through interactive exhibits, replica costumes and historical objects. Come as many times as you like, there’s always more to know about the Amazing Dr Darwin.Georgian home of Erasmus Darwin, Grandfather of Charles Darwin and leading doctor, scientist, botanist, inventor and poet of the 18th Century. Located in the idyllic surroundings of Cathedral Close, a short walk from Lichfield cathedral.



Hosts Events, Corporate Hire and Weddings.

Now Free Entry.

Opening Times

30th October – 31st March 2017

Thursday – Monday, 11am – 4pm

1st April – 29th October 2017

Every day, 11am – 5pm

The Herb Garden is open all year round

The top two rooms of the House are closed on Friday 7th July and Friday 8th September.

Upcoming Events

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Recent News

NEW Summer Exhibition: Galapagos Exhibition & Activities

Join Erasmus Darwin House this summer and step into the footsteps of Charles Darwin, grandson of Erasmus as intrepid explorers are invited to explore the mystery and wonder of the famous Archipelago. Discover the Galapagos Islands through the work of the Galapagos Conservation Trust in a special summer exhibition – and explore how current ground-breaking scientific research is helping to conserve its iconic species.

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posted 11/08/2017 01:00:00

A Year of Lunarcy

This year we’re celebrating the 250th Anniversary of the Lunar Society which shaped the world we live in today and helped spark the industrial revolution. With a range of exciting new events at Erasmus Darwin House, including lectures, family days, a conference and a light show, 2016 is set to be a year of Lunarcy!

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posted 18/04/2016 01:00:00

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By Road

Accessible from Beacon St and The Close-opposite Lichfield Cathedral which is signposted from all the major roads into Lichfield.

Nearest carpark:Angel Croft Hotel, £1 for 2hours. Directly opposite the House.

By Public Transport

Nearest station: Lichfield City is 1 miles

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Erasmus Darwin House facilities include:

  • Dogs restrictions
  • In town/city centre
  • Indoor event/attraction
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
  • Guided tours available for groups
  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Suitable for families
  • Suitable for young children
  • Group discounts available (min group size)
  • Off site parking
  • Groups accepted
  • Open outside normal opening times by appointment
  • Toilets

Erasmus Darwin House accessibility includes:

  • Audible alarm system
  • Clear signage throughout attraction, eg colour contrast, large letters, pictograms
  • Disability awareness training for all personnel
  • Effective lighting throughout attraction for visually impaired visitors
  • Good colour/tonal contrast throughout attraction, eg doors contrast with floor/walls
  • Handrail by steps
  • Information available in audio format
  • Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet
  • Level access, ramp or lift to a public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
  • Level access, ramp or lift to gift shop
  • Level access, ramp or lift to ticket issuing point

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