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Lots of love for our pre-loved stall

In the morning hours of Saturday 8th July, the Cathedral Close began to stir as stall holders pitched their gazebos and tents. An enthusiastic group of House Volunteers erected our annual “Darwin’s Delights” Bric-a-Brac stall in The Close for The Festival Market. It was a beautiful day and The Close was packed with many other stalls…


The Galapagos Experience: Dive into the story of the Islands

Join us this summer and step into the footsteps of Charles Darwin, grandson of Erasmus as intrepid explorers are invited to explore the mystery and wonder of the famous Archipelago. Darwin helped to put the Islands on the map with his publication ‘On the Origin of Species’. Discover the Galapagos Islands through the work of…


New Darwin Family History Book

After the Annual General Meeting at Erasmus Darwin House on Friday 5 May Peter Worsley, father of the BBC historian and curator of Historic Royal Palaces Lucy Worsley, launched his new book ‘The Darwin Farms’ the story of the Lincolnshire estates owned by the family of Erasmus and Charles Darwin. Peter read small passages from…


University of Birmingham Intern Placement Scheme

By Eleanor Beestin As the first-ever placement student at Erasmus Darwin House, I’ve had some fantastic experiences over the last 8 months. I am a 2nd year History student from the University of Birmingham, but on Fridays I have been leaving the familiarity of campus and coming over to Lichfield to see first-hand what is…


Lottery grant boosts Lunar Society heritage project

The Lunar Society of Birmingham is celebrating after being awarded a £10,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards a new Midlands heritage trail. The trail – which will be available in print and on line – will tell the story of the original Lunar Society whose famous members included Matthew Boulton, James Watt,…