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. 



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!



Erasmus Darwin


Matthew Boulton


James Watt


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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 Mondays-Sundays 11am – 5pm


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

7th May, 21st May, 4th June, 18th June, 2nd July
To book your place call us on 01543 306260

Email us at enquiries@erasmusdarwin.org