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March 2022

Dressing a Georgian Lady

March 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Erasmus Darwin House, Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
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£9.00
georgian ladies outfit

In these days of casual dress it might be fun to look at the elaborate, formal dressing procedure of the ladies of Dr Darwin’s day.  Learn about Georgian ladies underpinnings and see some replicas created by own sewing group. Includes a glass of wine Numbers will be limited. Tickets available here  

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April 2022

Flower Painting Exhibition

April 26 @ 11:00 am - June 5 @ 5:00 pm
Erasmus Darwin House, Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
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Erasmus Darwin House is delighted to host an exhibition from the Lichfield Society of Artists, Flower Painting group.  The exhibition is currently on display in our exhibition room until 5 June 2022. Normal admission fee to the museum applies.

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May 2022

Garden Seminar – cancelled

May 11 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Erasmus Darwin House, Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
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£40

Join us for our Garden Seminar featuring   Beyond the Ha-Ha: the Gardening Revolution of the 18th Century   by Elaine Mitchell, Doctoral Researcher, University of Birmingham The history of the garden in the eighteenth century is  more than one of  acres of grass, Palladian houses and glassy stretches of water. This talk moves beyond the ha-ha and the sweeping vistas of the  landscape garden to look at the wider gardening revolution in Britain. This revolution encompassed the arrival of…

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Itchy feet: the finest medical travellers of all time by Simon Chaplin and Natasha McEnroe

May 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Erasmus Darwin House, Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
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£6.00

The next in our series of Lunar Lectures for 2022 is "Itchy feet: the finest medical travellers of all time" by Simon Chaplin and Natasha McEnroe. Throughout history, medicine and travel have gone hand in hand. Join medical curators and tour leaders Natasha McEnroe and Simon Chaplin as they tell the stories of six amazing men and women who combined medical know-how with an ambition to see the world. Come prepared to cast your vote for the finest medical traveller of all…

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June 2022

Lunar Lecture – Erasmus Darwin and Thomas Day: Poets Against Slavery by Prof Brycchan Carey

June 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Erasmus Darwin House, Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
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£6.00

Erasmus Darwin and Thomas Day: Poets Against Slavery   Most of the eighteenth-century Lunar Men were staunch opponents of the slave trade and several made important contributions to the abolition campaign that gripped the nation in the 1780s and 90s. Joseph Priestley wrote an antislavery pamphlet while Josiah Wedgwood’s potteries produced the famous ‘Am I Not a Man and a Brother’ medallion that became the emblem of the international antislavery movement. Two Lunar Men used the medium of poetry to…

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