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Royal Society announces Places of Science grants for small museums

  On International Museum Day, 18 May, 36 small museums across the UK have been awarded funding of up to £3,500 by the Royal Society in its Places of science scheme to engage communities with their local science stories. Places of science aims to celebrate projects that will evoke curiosity, interest and enthusiasm by exploring…


Erasmus Darwin House featured on Bargain Hunt

In August 2021 we welcomed the film crew from Bargain Hunt to Erasmus Darwin House.  Natasha  Raskin and the team spent the day at the museum, filming in the house and herb garden. We have been eagerly awaiting the screening of the episode, which was on BBC ONE yesterday, but if you missed the programme…


Job Vacancies

The museum currently has the following vacancies Office/Wedding Assistant – admin assistant Education co-ordinator – education Co-ordinator


HM Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Mr Ian Dudson, CBECStJ  presents the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to volunteers at Erasmus Darwin House

Erasmus Darwin House was once the home of Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles Darwin and a respected resident of Lichfield for more than 20 years.  Erasmus established and ran a successful medical practice in Lichfield, but in his spare time his interests were many and varied.  He was considered the foremost poet of his day,…