For more information, or to book any of the events below, please call 01543 306260 or email

  C card v4Candlelit Tours

We are holding two candlelit tours of the House decorated for Christmas on the 27th November at 6.30 and 8.00pm. Tickets are £2.50 and refreshments will be available to purchase.



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This year our Christmas event will be held on Saturday 12th December, as always, celebrating the birthday of Erasmus Darwin. This is a joint event with the Cathedral this year with stalls around The Close, pantomime actors and other attractions. We will have craft stalls in the house and a tearoom.

A charge of £1 will be made for entry to The Close.

 Dr. D’s Science Club is Here!
Dr D's



Formerly Science on Saturday

Join us for a fascinating new series of workshops.

Our next session, on 7th November, is about the Power of Light!

The full 2015 – 2016 itinerary

ED ScientistSaturday 7th November 10am – 12pm

The Power of Light

Experiment to discover how light can produce useful energy.




ED ScientistSaturday 12th December 10am – 12pm

Dr D’s Birthday Celebrations

Drop in to share some birthday cake and to wish Erasmus Darwin a scientifically happy birthday. Free drop-in activities from 11.00 until 16.00.



ED ScientistSaturday 6th February  10am – 12pm

A voyage in the Star Ship Erasmus part 1: setting out to explore the universe. 

Take your first steps into space.



ED ScientistSaturday 19th March 10am – 12pm

National Science and Engineering Week: Meet the Scientists

Free drop-in activities from 12.00 until 16.00.



ED ScientistSaturday 9th April 10am – 12pm

A voyage in the Star Ship Erasmus: the continuing journey through the solar system

Find out more about the stars and planets.



ED ScientistSaturday 7th May 10am – 12pm

A voyage in the Star Ship Erasmus: journey’s end – reaching the stars

Explore the outer reaches of space.



ED ScientistSaturday 4th June 10am – 12pm

Why do plants have funny names?

Find out about plant names and invent your own plant.




All sessions £4 per child with a discount for siblings.

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For further details, or to book, please call 01543 306260 or email



Ongoing Events at the Museum…

Friends Events : Next Bridge Evening: 3rd November

Next Beginners Bridge Session starts on: 3rd November

Our extremely popular beginner’s bridge session are back! The leader   of the course will be Gary Glotham and it  will consist of six sessions.

They will run fortnightly on Tuesdays starting on 13th      January ongoing. The time of each session will be from 7.00pm until 9.00pm and there will be sustaining coffee and biscuits on the way. The venue is of course Darwin House. The cost will be £5 per session.