Erasmus Darwin House is a historic building in the heart of Lichfield and was home to the 18th Century scientist, doctor, inventor, poet, botanist and Grandfather of Evolution, Erasmus Darwin.
NEW IN 2016
A Year of Lunarcy!
1766 – 2016
We are celebrating the 250th anniversary of the Lunar Society with monthly talks, conference, family events and even a son-et-lumiere!
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British Museum’s list of 100 objects
The British Museum has included Erasmus Darwin’s original handwritten Commonplace Book in its new online resource ‘Teaching History Through 100 Objects’.
The list, which features objects and sites representative of a broad and varied world history, also includes a Wedgwood tea set, a cannon from the Mary Rose, a medieval game counter, an Egyptian mummy and the statue of a Mayan maize god. Depicted on an illustrated map of the UK, the Commonplace Book is cited as “a valuable source for helping students to understand the intellectual and scientific roots of Britain’s Industrial Revolution.”
For more information on Erasmus Darwin’s Commonplace Book, or on the ‘Teaching History Through 100 Objects’ resource, visit www.teachinghistory100.org/objects/commonplace_book_of_erasmus_darwin
The Commonplace Book is currently on display at Erasmus Darwin House.
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Open Mondays-Sundays 11am – 5pm
ENTRY IS FREE
How can I help ?
Erasmus Darwin House continues to rely on regular and one-off donations from individuals.
If you would like to support the work of the museum or simply find out more about the Foundation please visit our ‘How can I help?’ page by clicking on the button below.
1st & 3rd Saturday of each month.
All tours start at 2.30pm in reception.
Just £1.50 per person
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