Gift Shop & Tickets

Our gift shop offers a wide array of attractive gift items for all ages and priced for all pockets. 

We also stock a number of books and pamphlets on Erasmus, his interests, his contemporaries and fellow members of the Lunar Society.

Our most popular books are The Lunar Men by Jenny Uglow and Desmond King-Hele’s biography of Erasmus Darwin, A Life of Unequalled Achievement.

We currently have an offer on Anna Seward’s Life of Erasmus Darwin which is half price and down to £7.50. If you would like to order this or any other book please contact the Museum.


Cambridge University Press published another book from Darwin enthusiast Desmond King-Hele. The book, entitled The Collected Letters of Erasmus Darwin, gives a fascinating insight to the genius of this great polymath. It contains 460 letters – over half of which are now published for the first time – covering numerous subjects and written to people such as his fellow ‘Lunar’ friends Matthew Boulton, James Watt and Josiah Wedgwood.

This book is only available to order for £90 +p&p.