Welcome to Erasmus Darwin House

Erasmus Darwin House is a historic house and previous home of Dr Erasmus Darwin – scientist, doctor, inventor, poet, botanist and Grandfather of Evolution (as well as Charles Darwin!)

The figure from history for whom you’d most like to buy a pie and a pint… Erasmus Darwin, Charles Darwin’s grandfather. He had all the ideas about evolution long before Charles.  He’s a great unsung hero. – Clarissa Dixon-Wright in The Daily Mail


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How can I help ?

Erasmus Darwin House continues to rely on regular and one-off donations from individuals.

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Open Monday-Sunday, 11am – 5pm
Free admission

Cellar Tours – new for Summer 2015!

Explore behind the scenes in our new cellar tours.  1st & 3rd Saturday of each month, 2.30pm.  £1.50

Next tours: May 2, May 23, June 6, June 20

Events in brief

Georgian Open Day

TracySaturday 11th July
Free Entry

Step back in time and enjoy all things Georgian!

  • Kids activities
  • Dressing up
  • Historic object handling
  • Strawberries & Pimms in our beautiful herb garden

For more information on all our events please see the events page. 

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Beacon Street,
WS13 7AD
Tel: 01543 306260