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School visit – St Joseph’s Primary School Lichfield

Year 2, from St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Lichfield, visited Erasmus Darwin House recently as part of their study of “Lichfield’s Leading Lights”: Erasmus Darwin and Samuel Johnson. We all enjoyed packing Dr Darwin’s bag, and exploring evolution in the kitchen. Year 2 teacher Mrs Dunwoody said, “We had a wonderful visit – learnt…


School Visit

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Rugeley has not visited Erasmus Darwin House before, so we were especially pleased to welcome the Year 6 class this week. What a credit these pupils are to their school! They were polite and they engaged enthusiastically with the Galapagos workshops, finding out about Charles Darwin (grandson of Erasmus),…


Cathedral Summer School visit Erasmus Darwin House

It was lovely to welcome to Erasmus Darwin House the children from Lichfield Cathedral’s Summer School. They enjoyed earning Garden Explorer badges after hunting for hedgehogs, spotting snails, sniffing pizza herbs, and exploring the plants and wildlife in our fabulous herb garden. Then they competed in the Magnets Challenge: how many paperclips can YOU pick…


St Michael’s School visit

It was lovely to have two Year 2 classes from St Michael’s School visiting us last week. The children dressed up in 1770 costume and talked about how they felt wearing such different clothes. Some said that the clothes made them feel ‘special’. The teachers suggested that the school uniform should be changed to 1770…


Erasmus Darwin’s Lunar Legacy

THE UNVEILING OF A SCULPTURE AT ERASMUS DARWIN HOUSE FUNDED BY SWINFEN BROUN TRUST   Erasmus Darwin House will be unveiling a new sculpture in it’s Herb Garden by local artist, Hannah Golding, based on the theme Darwin’s Lunar Legacy. The unveiling with take place on 13th April and there will also be a month-long…