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


Science on Saturday: Living in a Hot House
Saturday 7th February, 10am-noon

Look at your house to discover how we use energy to keep us cosy at home.
£4 per child, reductions for siblings. Booking advised. 

Half Term Kid’s Crafts
Friday 20th and Saturday 21st February, 11am-1pm

Join us for crafts and sweet-making and keep the kids occupied for half term!
£1 per child, booking advised



Volunteer DriveVolunteers at the Spring Fair
Saturday 14 March, 2pm-4pm

Darwin House needs you!
Come and find out what volunteer opportunities we have available.


Brilliant Biology and Other Smart Sciences
Saturday 21 March, 11am-4pm

Fascinating science-based activities to celebrate National Science and Engineering Week – fun for all the family.
Free entry, no booking required.



Georgian Cookery Demonstration
Friday 27 March, 7pm-9.30pm

Entertaining and light-hearted cookery demonstration and tasting with a Georgian theme.
£15 to include tasting and glass of wine. Booking essential. 



Specimins of 6 butterflies

Science on Saturdays: Beautiful Butterflies
Saturday 25 April 2015, 10am-noon

Find out about the amazing life cycle of butterflies. You might even see some emerging from their cocoons!

£4 per child, reductions for siblings. Booking advised. 



Museums at Night: Candle Lit ToursView of the cellar at Erasmus Darwin House
Friday 15 May, 7pm and 8.30pm

Atmospheric twilight tours of this wonderful Georgian house and spooky cellars, with costumed guides and refreshments available.
£2.50 per person, booking advised as places are limited 



Father’s Day Pork Bap and Beer
Sunday 21 June, noon to 3pm

Treat dad to a lovely pork bap and local ale in our relaxing Herb Garden (weather permitting)!



Wacky Wednesdays
Wednesdays in August, 11.30am-1pm and 2pm-3.30pm

Themed summer craft workshops for children 5-12 years. A different theme each week.
£2 per child, booking advised.

Dates: August 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th.


Check back soon for more events!

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



Ongoing Events at the Museum…

Science on Saturdays is a monthly workshop for children aged 7-11 and continues for 2015 from Saturday 10th January. All welcome although booking is advisable as we get full fast!

We have some great themes for you this year; come and explore butterflies or marine life, or meet someone from the Met Office who will tell us what makes our weather. Check out the exciting 2015 programme here!

And during all school holidays the museum runs free entry with drop in activities during half terms, and Wacky Wednesdays runs every summer. This is a great opportunity to visit the museum and bring your friends and family!

For more information on any of the above events please call 01543 306260.


Friends Events

Beginner Bridge Sessions – back from January 2015!

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.