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Science on Saturday – making science fun

This week we have another activity in conjunction with the Darwin Correspondence Project – the peppered moth, probably the best known example of evolution by natural selection.  Don’t forget to send us a picture of your cartoon so that we can display it in the museum.  


Erasmus Darwin House Volunteers given Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Erasmus Darwin Museum volunteers in Lichfield, Staffordshire have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. 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…


For week 2 of our series of activities in conjunction with the Darwin Correspondence Project, we take a look at Charles Darwin’s study to find out what we can learn from the contents of the room.


NEWS SERIES – In the Herb Garden this week

In the Herb Garden this week We are pleased to announce that the Herb Garden at Erasmus Darwin House is well and truly open to visitors (at a safe distance of course) and that the team of gardeners are back at work, keeping it up to scratch. To encourage you to come and explore, we…


Herb garden wins Plant Heritage Award

Over the last 2 years our garden team have been hard at work developing the herb garden, creating a number of linked but distinct areas. One of these areas is Dr Darwin’s Medicine Chest garden which includes plants directly referenced in the writings of Dr Darwin and reflecting the variety of plants which were in…