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Erasmus Darwin House

Darwin House Beacon Street, Lichfield WS13 7AD, England
+44 1543 306260
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really enjoyed it here

Not a massive place but so informative and interesting well worth a visit the gardens are lovely... read more

Reviewed yesterday
kim F
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Morden, United Kingdom
A hidden treasure

We were here with a large party for the guided tour of the house and were truly amazed at the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Barbara M
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“herb garden” (41 reviews)
“his inventions” (18 reviews)
“lunar society” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Darwin House Beacon Street, Lichfield WS13 7AD, England
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+44 1543 306260
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Reviewed yesterday

Not a massive place but so informative and interesting well worth a visit the gardens are lovely with a selection of unusual flowers and herbs

Thank kim F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here with a large party for the guided tour of the house and were truly amazed at the breadth of knowledge and the wide range of inventions of Erasmus. A physician, mechanical genius, inventor, and he still had the time and energy to...More

Thank Barbara M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Authentic period house, well maintained both inside and out and in a pretty and convenient setting opposite the Cathedral. Interesting history of an little known and overlooked polymath / renaissance man.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not plan to visit and were just passing. It is free to visit and we were tempted to go in. We really enjoyed seeing the house and garden and learning about its history. It was interesting to find out who Erasmus Darwin was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Interesting place, some interactive displays and things to engage children as well as adults. Lovely building and interesting displays. The little garden is nice. Free entry.

Thank April H
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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

We held our intimate wedding here on 6th May bank holiday weekend and my goodness it was amazing from start to finish. We got married upstairs in a beautifully decorated room and had champagne and canapés in the walled garden. As we came out the...More

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Erasmus D, Manager at Erasmus Darwin House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review and for choosing Erasmus Darwin House for your special day.

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

This small museum is just opposite the Cathedral. It is free to visit but donations are requested. I honestly never realised that Charles Darwin had such an accomplished grandfather- being a doctor and an inventor. I would go and watch the short documentary narrated by...More

Thank Janet H
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

What a treat this house is - beautifully presented and very educational about this particular time in history. Particularly loved the herb garden - wish my garden had so many varied plants within it!

Thank AnnieAries
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Tucked away opposite the Cathedral in Lichfield is Erasmus Darwin House. It is where Erasmus, grandfather of Charles Darwin lived for much of his adult life. It is not large with three rooms upstairs and downstairs to visit. It documents his work as a doctor...More

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Erasmus D, Manager at Erasmus Darwin House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to post a review and whilst I was pleased to find that you enjoyed the exhibits downstairs, I was very disappointed to learn that one of our volunteers had created such a bad impression and I can assure you...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

I had never heard of Erasmus Darwin until this day but I'm glad I found here. The small museum was certainly worth a visit and the garden too. It is very close to the Cathedral.

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