Erasmus Darwin House
  • Beacon Street
    WS13 7AD
Erasmus Darwin House in Lichfield was once the home of scientist, inventor and poet - Dr Erasmus Darwin. A great museum for visitors and tourists to explore, the house also offers meeting rooms, conference facilities and beautiful function rooms perfect for a wedding or special occasion. Why not visit today?

Erasmus Darwin House

Historic House in Lichfield 

Celebrating the Amazing Dr Darwin 

Erasmus Darwin House is a popular tourist attraction, wedding setting and corporate venue in Lichfield, well known for being the home of Dr Erasmus Darwin.


A beautiful venue with stunning gardens, Erasmus Darwin House is now a museum dedicated to Erasmus Darwin's life and works and provides a rolling programme of events, keeping kids and adults entertained throughout the year. 

01543 306 260 

Recommended on The Best of Lichfield 

Who was Erasmus Darwin? 

Erasmus Darwin was born in 1731 at Elston near Newark.  As one of the best polymaths of the 18th Century, he was also very talented in physics, chemistry, geology, metrology and biology. 


Having moved to Lichfield in 1756 to work as a physician, he established a medical practice and built up an excellent reputation.  

Whilst in Lichfield, Darwin developed his system of evolution, invented many interesting things and wrote long, informative poetry - he was regarded as the leading English Poet of the 1790’s. 

Lichfield was also the original location for meetings of The Lunar Society, which he co-founded with Matthew Boulton.

Meeting Rooms and Conference Facilities

If you are looking for a great venue to hold a meeting, look no further than Erasmus Darwin House.  With three meeting rooms perfect for smaller and larger groups, Erasmus Darwin House also provides the conference facilities required to ensure your meeting or function runs smoothly. 

  • Lunar Room - accommodates 25-36 people
  • Exhibition Room - accommodates 20 people
  • Library - Seating 8 people 

Special Occasion Venue

The function rooms at Erasmus Darwin House are popular for birthdays, christenings, anniversaries, funeral wakes and more.  Special tariffs are available as well as refreshments, food, bar hire, corkage, glasses, cutlery and more. 


Call the friendly team to discuss your requirements - they will ensure your private function runs smoothly. 

Wedding Venue

Erasmus Darwin House has two function rooms licensed for civil weddings, accommodating up to 36 people.  There are three wedding packages available to suit your needs and budget, and the team work hard to help you organise your day and assist your every need. 

How to Get Involved

Erasmus Darwin House relies on donations, fundraising and support.  If you are looking to support a local organisation in Lichfield, visit the website to find out ways that you can get involved. You can even become a Friend of the museum! 

Opening Times: 


Please note: the museum will be closed on Friday 8th April and Saturday 23rd April for weddings and Good Friday 14th April

The Gardens are open and free to access

Monday - Sunday 11am to 5.00pm

Last entry 4.15pm

Please note that the house is occasionally closed or has restricted access for private events. Please check before your visit for notices of closures.


Access to the museum is by pre booked ticket. Face coverings must be worn in the museum at all times. 

To book and for full details of the options available and terms/conditions access their ticketing system here.

Erasmus Darwin House also has an exciting, stimulating programme for schools - visit the website to find out more –


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