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Erasmus Darwin House

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Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom

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August 2022

Cellar tours

August 13 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Erasmus Darwin House, Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
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£3.50

Have you ever wondered what went on behind this door?  Now you can find out on our cellar tour.  Learn more about Erasmus Darwin, his family and the uses for the cellar when they lived at the house. Adults £3.50 Children £2 Please note : the floor in the cellar is uneven and is accessed by a small set of steps. Tickets available here or from the desk in the museum. Why not enjoy a tour of the cellar and…

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Free children’s activities

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until 24th August 2022

Erasmus Darwin House, Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
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We have free craft activities in the house for children - ideal for children up to age 7-8yrs. Salt dough painting, drawing dinosaurs, create a bendy fish, and decorating butterflies for the little ones. Free mouse hunt ( or picture quiz for the older children). Normal admission charges apply - Adults £4, Children over age 11 - £2 Children up to age 11 - free (must be accompanied by an adult) Access to the herb garden and children's garden trail…

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October 2022

Dinner with Joseph Johnson by Professor Daisy Hay

October 8 @ 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

Once a week, in late eighteenth-century London, writers of contrasting politics and personalities gathered around a dining table. The host was Joseph Johnson, publisher and bookseller: a man at the heart of literary life. He was joined at dinner by a shifting constellation of extraordinary people who remade the literary world, including the Swiss artist Henry Fuseli, his chief engraver William Blake and scientists Joseph Priestley and Benjamin Franklin. William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge were among the attendees, as…

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November 2022

18th Century Playbills by Professor Nick Seager

November 2 @ 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

This lecture will be held at Erasmus Darwin House but we will also offer a zoom option.  Please ensure you select the appropriate ticket type. Tickets available shortly

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Eerie Tales for Dark Nights

November 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Erasmus Darwin House, Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
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£8.00

As the nights draw in and the spooks come out, Lichfield Storytellers will bring you a deliciously chilling collection of stories. Come and hear yarns of mystery, hauntings and horror: the lover who cared too much; the Scottish piper who made a terrible bargain; the family at the mercy of a sinister servant, and much more. Some of these tales are creepy, some are poignant, some are even funny – just don’t walk home alone! Includes a glass of wine…

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December 2022

Fireside Fables and Winter Ghosts

December 16 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Erasmus Darwin House, Erasmus Darwin House Beacon St
Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7AD United Kingdom
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£8

Now the nights are growing colder, come and be warmed by entrancing winter’s tales. Lichfield Storytellers will entertain you with stories of a ghostly apparition on a snowy night; a bold Russian grandmother; a young lad’s remarkable Christmas gift – enjoy these stories and more in an evening of wonderfully old-fashioned seasonal delights. Includes a glass of wine on arrival Tickets available here  

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