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Dr D’s Science on Saturday – making science fun

This week we are commencing a series of activities in conjunction with the Darwin Correspondence Project, looking at Erasmus Darwin’s grandson Charles and his theory of evolution.  We start with “The Camel and the Polar Bear” and “Bug or Beastie”. Do send us a picture of your bug or beastie and we will display them…


MovementForGood

Your nomination really counts With the museum closed since mid March, £1,000 could make a big difference to us at this difficult time. That’s why we would be really grateful if you could nominate us in the Ecclesiastical Movement for Good awards. Your nomination could be the one that wins us £1,000. The awards are…


Children’s Competition for ages 7-11 years

Erasmus Darwin was a doctor and a published poet, but did you know that he was also an inventor? If you have visited Erasmus Darwin House  you will have seen some of his inventions including his copying machine. Can you invent a machine to draw pictures, just like Erasmus Darwin did? Send a drawing of your machine with…


Children’s Competition for ages 3-6 years

With the museum closed to visitors the Erasmice have been looking after the house.  Can you draw a picture of the Erasmice in the house? Send your drawing to enquiries@erasmusdarwin.org with the title ERASMICE for the chance to a selection of children’s science books. the closing date is 30 June 2020 all entries should be sent by…


Following in Erasmus Darwin’s Footsteps

I thought I would  share with you a wonderful idea from a mother and son who are regular visitors to the house.  Berti has been encouraged by his mother to follow in Erasmus Darwin’s footsteps  by creating his own Commonplace Book. “I’m leaving the book to be totally his (no telling him what to put in…