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

Please note a change to our normal opening policy:  The Museum will be holding a Hair-raising Halloween Party for children, from 12.30 until 3.30 pm on Saturday 31st October.  Everyone welcome to join in the fun! £2.50 pp entry. 


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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.


Please note that the house will be closed all day on Friday 16th October for a Private function.

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: October 3rd & 17th


Dr. D’s Science Club is Here!
Dr D's

Formerly Science on Saturday

Join us for a fascinating new series of workshops.

In our first session, on 3rd October, you can discover how your body works!

£4 per child; reduction for siblings.


Print, Printers and the Printed Word

Wednesday 7th October – 9.30am-4.00pm

Three fascinating talks on Baskerville, Benjamin Franklin and Samuel Johnson.

£25 per person, includes all refreshments and a cold buffet lunch.


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Explore Dr Darwin’s spooky cellars and see a hidden part of 13th Century Lichfield!

Next Cellar Tours:
3rd October
17th October                        7th November                  21st November

All tours start at 2.30pm in reception.

Just £1.50 per person.

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

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Beacon Street,
WS13 7AD
Tel: 01543 306260