Opening hours and planning your visit


To enable the museum to reopen on 17 May 2021, it has been necessary for us to make a few changes.

The museum will be open Monday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm (last entry 4pm)

To avoid disappointment we would recommend that you book tickets in advance, as visitor numbers will be restricted to ensure social distancing.   Unfortunately, it has been necessary to continue with a charge for admission to the museum. If you require the assistance of a carer  when you visit our museum, please contact the office, who will be able to provide them with a free ticket.

We have also introduced a one-way route through the museum, and would ask that members of one household remain together during their visit. To comply with the government Covid Track and Trace, it will also be necessary for you to provide individual contact details upon entering the museum.

Unfortunately, we have also removed the dressing up costumes.

Face coverings must be worn in the museum at all times, unless you have a medical exemption.

Please do not visit the museum if you have any covid symptoms or are self isolating.


Ticket prices

Adult museum admission £4.00

Adult Museum Admission with gift aid £4.40 *

Child Museum Admission (over 3 years) £2.00

*Gift Aid admission price of £4.40 includes a 10% voluntary donation, and by paying this you enable Erasmus Darwin House to claim the tax back on the whole amount paid as part of the Government’s Gift Aid Scheme.

For full details of the terms/conditions and to book tickets please visit our ticket booking site




If you are visiting with children we now have a free mouse hunt which you can download before your visit – although copies will be available in the museum.

The herb garden is open all year round and is free to enter.  We also have a free children’s garden trail.  Whilst our award winning herb garden is beautiful and very interesting, space in the garden is limited so please observe social distancing.

There is plenty to see and do in Lichfield after your visit to Erasmus Darwin House.  Why not try a self-guided tour of Cathedral Close – booklets are available from reception at £4


We look forward to welcoming you to Erasmus Darwin House