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



Museums at Night: Candle Lit Tours SOLD OUTView 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 



Science on Saturday
How to Fly across the Atlantic: Finding our way by land, sea and air
Saturday 6 June, 10am – 12pm

Meet a jumbo jet pilot to discover how we navigate with modern technology! Explore how we can find our way using old-fashioned methods, from plants, to stars to mapping and compasses.

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.