Posted By Manager on January 19, 2011
Erasmus Darwin House is starting the New Year with a new idea – Honesty Box Days. On these days, held once a month, the museum will not charge its usual admission but will ask the visitor to give whatever they feel they can afford. Alison Wallis, Curator of Erasmus Darwin House explains ”as a museum we understand that visitors usually expect free entry however for an independent foundation and a charity, like ourselves, it is not always possible to do that. Our Honesty Box Days gives us the chance to welcome visitors and yet still retain some income on which we greatly rely”.
The next admission-free day comes on 2nd June and provides a great opportunity to remind yourself of one of Lichfield’s local gems – you may not have even known the museum existed! Or you may have been one of the thousands of people who visited the House way back in 1999 but the New Year is a good time to reacquaint yourself with an important part of Lichfield’s heritage.
Future dates are as listed below:
February Sunday 20th
March* National Science & Engineering Week
April Friday 1st
May* Spring Fair& Food Festival
June Thursday 2nd
July Tuesday 5th
August Friday 12th
September* Heritage Open Weekend
October Wednesday 19th
November Sunday 20th
December Saturday 10th
*These dates have free entry events