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Erasmus Darwin House

Darwin House Beacon Street, Lichfield WS13 7AD, England
+44 1543 306260
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Excellent place to look round

Lovely little museum . Erasmus Darwin was a very interesting man and the Museum shows all aspects... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
maveg94
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Derby, United Kingdom
Compact but interesting museum

Another attraction with free entry in Lichfield, devoted to Erasmus Darwin which attempts to show... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
EwanE1
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Dublin, Ireland
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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!
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“herb garden” (41 reviews)
“his inventions” (18 reviews)
“lunar society” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Darwin House Beacon Street, Lichfield WS13 7AD, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely little museum . Erasmus Darwin was a very interesting man and the Museum shows all aspects of his life and inventions . Highly recommend a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Another attraction with free entry in Lichfield, devoted to Erasmus Darwin which attempts to show that he was far more than just the grandfather of the more famous Charles. All in all a very interesting visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely house with lots of very interesting exhibits and a beautiful garden. The guides are very helpful and it's free.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting inisight into a forgotten world. Erasmus was a lynch pin for his thinking amd of his times. Perhaps not brave enough to publicise his radical ideas at that time, which was left to his famour grandson. The place is delightful and provides...More

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Erasmus D, Manager at Erasmus Darwin House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your wonderful review.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This 18th c house was the very place where Erasmus lived and worked. Packed full of information and interesting items, from portraits of the great man himself to Wedgwood vases, this really is a must-see when you visit Lichfield. You can learn and hear all...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of friends had a day out in Lichfield and decided to visit the Cathedral, Samuel Johnson Museum and Erasmus Darwin's House. All wonderful places in their own way. Darwin's House is fascinating, there are knowledgable and welcoming staff to advise and answer questions....More

Thank Peter H
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Erasmus D, Manager at Erasmus Darwin House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We are very fortunate to have a team of knowledgeable and dedicated volunteers.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An interesting house with much history situated very close to the Cathedral. Free entry with voluntary donations to assist with the upkeep

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Do be careful not to miss this great little place.the exhibits are fascinating and staff so helpful.staff are enthusiastic and charming..

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Erasmus D, Manager at Erasmus Darwin House, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you for your lovely review

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

Popped in, but my husband and friend wanted to chatter outside. It's a shame as the museum is very interesting!

Thank Bryan M
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

See how Charles grandfather lived (near to Lichfield Cathedral) Inventor and doctor ahead of his time Lovely (small) garden area Well worth a (free) visit

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