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A BIG Thank You!

Polly De Hamel, our longest serving volunteer, celebrated her 90th birthday with us last week! She’s one of 60 volunteers who help us to keep the Museum open for others to enjoy throughout the year. From running workshops for schools, tending the garden, welcoming visitors or even repairing costumes there’s always something to be involved…


A Brief History of Darwin’s Marmalade

Watch this space as our volunteers are busy making Marmalade to sell in our shop (available soon!). They’ve stuck to Darwin’s family recipe but here’s a brief history of where the recipe came from… The book which is held in our collection comprises a notebook, on handmade paper with a watermark of 1801. Its first…


Full moon, full house!

It was great start to 2017 as Erasmus Darwin House’s first Lunar Lecture saw another sell-out on Thursday 12th January. Attendees, Friends of the House, volunteers and staff celebrated 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….


Museum now open Mondays!

We are proud that our Museum is so child-friendly, with hands-on activities, dressing up, our ‘Erasmouse’ trail and lots more for all age groups.  We’d love you to come and visit us, bring your friends and now we’re open more days during the Winter you can come back time and time again! House now open: …


Darwin’s Big Birthday Bash

Just under 200 visitors came to celebrate Erasmus Darwin’s 285th birthday on Saturday 1oth December. With a fully stocked tea room and tombola, two local choir groups delighting volunteers and visitors alike with traditional carols, cake cutting from this year’s Miss Lichfield as well as the support of Lichfield’s Mayoress, Councillor Sheelagh James, and Sheriff…