Welcome to Erasmus Darwin House

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. 


Lunar Legacy Events 2017

Join us as we continue with our programme of full moon talks and events throughout 2017. We celebrate the continuing story of the Lunar Society and its legacy by kicking off the New Year with a debate on the great Darwins, Charles and Erasmus. This talk is delivered by a bona fide Darwin descendant.

£5 per ticket, booking essential. Refreshments available.
Booking essential 01543 306260

Please note that this lecture will take place at College Hall, The Close unless otherwise advertised.

COMING SOON: Look out for our full 2017 Lunar Legacy programme of events on our new website.



Erasmus Darwin


Matthew Boulton


James Watt


Josiah Wedgwood

















Spectacular Light Show

On Saturday 30th April 2016,  a celebratory ‘Moonlight’ Dinner and light show was held at the Guildhall in Lichfield, as part of the 250th anniversary of The Lunar Society. Images of the light show can be found on our news page.




Art Competition Winners

The winners of our recent Art Competition came to us on 10th May for a special behind the scenes tour of the museum.


Art Competition













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Open Thursday – Sunday 11am – 4pm


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.



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

1st & 3rd Saturday of each month.

All tours start at 2.30pm in reception.

Just £1.50 per person

3rd December & 17th December.
To book your place call us on 01543 306260

Email us at enquiries@erasmusdarwin.org