Opening hours and planning your visit

Opening hours

October 2023 to 30 March 2024 – Thursday to Monday (closed Tue/Wed) 11am to 4pm (last entry 3.15)

31 March 2024 to 26 October 2024 – Thursday to Tuesday (closed Wed) , 11am to 5pm (last entry 4.15 pm).


The museum is occasionally closed for private functions – please see Homepage for details

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. Entry to the museum for children aged up to 11 years is free providing they are accompanied by at least 1 adult ticket holder.

Our award winning herb garden is open all year round and is free to enter.



Ticket prices

Adult museum admission £5.00

Adult Museum Admission with gift aid £5.50 *

Child Museum Admission (over 11 years) £2.00

Children under 11 years – free with an accompanying adult ticket holder.

*Gift Aid admission price of £5.50 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.

Tickets can be purchased on the door, subject to availability.


Visiting us with children

If you are visiting the museum with children, we have a free mouse hunt and a herb garden explorer trail. We also have Georgian outfits for the children to try …. and some for the adults as well!


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.  When the museum is closed the booklets are available from our honesty box on the in Dr Darwin’s medicine Chest.