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Erasmus Darwin House

Erasmus Darwin House -


Beacon Street
WS13 7AD


Tel : +44 01543 306260
Fax : 01543 306261

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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.

APR-OCT 11am - 5pm Monday - Sunday

NOV-MAR 11am - 4am Thursday - Sunday

Upcoming Events

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Recent News

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

Free entry all year round

Erasmus Darwin House will be free entry all year round from January 2015.

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posted 12/12/2014 09:00:00



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 - Erasmus Darwin House - The Parlour - The Study - Erasmus Darwin -

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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