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Stunning Georgian home of Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles Darwin and leading 18th century doctor, scientist, botanist, inventor and poet.

Founder member of the Lunar Society of Birmingham - the main intellectual powerhouse of England's Industrial Revolution - with such luminaries as Matthew Boulton and Josiah Wedgwood. One of the foremost physicians of his time, able to decline a request from King George III to be his personal doctor, as he preferred life in Lichfield. He was also the most popular poet of the 1790s. His theories of biological evolution by means of natural selection were handed down from father to son, and finally proven by his grandson Charles Darwin.

There's something for everyone in his restored Grade I listed home - period furnishings, interactive displays, video and fun children's activities. The stunning herb garden - inspired by Darwin's 18th century botanic garden - is a treat for the senses.

Located in the idyllic Cathedral Close, just 1 mile from local train and bus stations, and a 5 minute walk from the city centre.

Programme of events includes themed workshops, lectures and family weekends. Find out more about our primary school programme on our website.

Opening times
  1. Monday 11:00am - 5:00pm
  2. Tuesday 11:00am - 5:00pm
  3. Wednesday 11:00am - 5:00pm
  4. Thursday
    11:00am - 5:00pm
  5. Friday 11:00am - 5:00pm
  6. Saturday 11:00am - 5:00pm
  7. Sunday 11:00am - 5:00pm
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Erasmus Darwin House
Beacon Street
Lichfield
WS13 7AD
Staffordshire
England
United Kingdom

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