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Erasmus Darwin House

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Excellent venue, exceptional staff and food. Very comfortable and welcoming. Nothing was too much... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anne K
Tamworth, United Kingdom

Walking through the courtyard with it's lovely flowers, mainly of 18th century, I came upon this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chris T
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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“his inventions”(19 reviews)
“lunar society”(13 reviews)
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
+44 1543 306260
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent venue, exceptional staff and food. Very comfortable and welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble.

Thank Anne K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lot of reviewers have said that there is nothing to see here, I guess they were expecting thrills and spills, then go home and watch Eastenders and The X factor, (low brow stuff type of people. Now I wasn't too keen on going here,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walking through the courtyard with it's lovely flowers, mainly of 18th century, I came upon this little gem of a house. Free entry which was a bonus. I found out so much about this famous doctor, scientist and inventor and the way he interacted with...More

1  Thank Chris T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another place worth a visit in Lichfield. There are one or two toys that were played during the era, and some interesting scientific objects.

1  Thank JWP300
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fascinating to get an insight into the life of Erasmus Darwin, Grandfather to Charles Darwin. We were greeted by an enthusiast member of staff who introduced us to the house and it’s contents and sent us on our self guided tour. Lots of hands on...More

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Erasmus D, Manager at Erasmus Darwin House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review

Reviewed 6 October 2018

Plenty of books and historical information. There are reviews and scenes dating back to Darwins time.

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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Historical and really good cellar tour knowledgeable guides and well illustrated exhibition Shows Erasmus Darwin’s importance to lunar society and industrial revolution

Thank mike m
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We spent a lot longer in the Erasmus Darwin House than we had originally planned because it was so fascinating. It is in a beautiful setting, easy to get to from the centre of Lichfield, and accessible for everyone (I have mobility problems so I...More

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Reviewed 11 September 2018

We were visiting Lichfield Cathedral (which is right behind this house) and parked up crossed the road and there was Erasmus Darwins House. Never heard of him... but thought Darwin worth checking out. First off its FREE although they do ask for a contribution if...More

Thank Brendan D
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We visited this small museum on Saturday. It is free and good to wander in the garden if the weather is fine. Unfortunately it was raining so we stayed inside. There are rooms with information boards and some good hands on activities for children. There...More

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