Erasmus Darwin House

4.6/5 based on 521 reviews
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Small but worth a visit with some good, interesting information boards. Nice herb garden outside too. Very close to the cathedral, also worth a visit.
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Small museum run by volunteers who have a passion for their work. Lots of interesting information, presented well. Definitely worth the £4 to get in. Wow what a truly enlightment figure and family. I loved the circular family tree that showed the links and relationships to key thinkers, from Charles Darwin to John Maynard Keynes. I would love this more if it was presented on a larger horizontal table format. Easier to read. Also great exhibition of the work of a local artist.
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A very interesting place. Staff very friendly and welcoming, the talk we came to was very good, we will look for more things to come to here. A very enjoyable experience 😊
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Lovely place
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On the day we visited, there was a massive jigsaw sale going on in almost every room in the house!

However, we managed to weave our way around the piles of puzzles and read the interpretation boards. Mostly.

It was lovely to be allowed free entry to the museum, but we'll have to come back again to visit on a day when there aren't lots of puzzles everywhere.

Tip: check that there isn't a sale of jigsaws going on...or of any other items when you wish to visit.

You get lovely views of the Cathedral from the house!

There weren't any jigsaws in the lovely little herb garden.
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A revelation - Charles Darwin gets the headlines but his grandfather was on to a lot of his theories years before. What a shame that they never met. Modest number of rooms with very good displays and information. Lovely small garden with alleyway into beautiful adjacent courtyard of black-and-white timber-framed houses, plus the whole of the Cathedral close just beyond
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Visited here yesterday with a History group of adults with learning disabilities as one of our first visits indoors since lockdown.
We had an amazing experience. I had booked and the museum opened early to accommodate us. From the moment we entered we were made welcome - the staff we charming and helpful and we had a great experience
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Visited with family planning a wedding there. Lovely building and lots of history. The lady we met was very friendly and knowledgeable.
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Hidden gem. Nice house but lovely small garden with many medicinal plants.
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A house full of history. Erasmus Darwin ( Charles Darwin’s Grandfather) was a genius, a Doctor, a Mathematician, an Inventor and an Author of many books on Medicine Plants, Engineering and more.
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A wonder this was a fabulous learning home. History was laid out perfectly children were enjoying the apparatus getting them involved with science.
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A quality experience. Fresh and lively information boards. You leave the exhibition inspired by Charles Darwins grandfather...Erasmus. This is not to be missed...As good as the Lichfield Cathedral experience next door and that's pretty good too. Artististic and stimulating for all age groups. What a place Lichfield is. Parliamentarians fighting... A Spire crumbling to the ground...Book your trip to this lovely town now !!
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Our daughters wedding ceremony was here and I can not recommend it enough. The attention to detail and the unusual setting made it perfect. Our photographer was in heaven, the house alone made for some interesting photos and that was before the amazing gardens. At the very back of the gardens we walked through a very small alley and the Cathedral was there in all its glorious beauty. More amazing photos at the cathedral.
Perfect place for a wedding ceremony.
Thank you to Heather and her amazing team for the beautiful wedding on Aug 29th.
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Lovely museum with lots of hands-on activities. I particularly enjoyed the talking machine. Erasmus Darwin really ought to be as well known as his grandson!
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Beautiful house, one-time home to Erasmus Darwin. The exhibition is excellent and the staff very friendly.
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I knew plenty about Charles Darwin but virtually nothing about his grand-father Erasmus so I was eager to visit this museum & find out more. It was a joy - giving a warts an' all picture of this great C18th Enlightenment scientist. Excellent introductory video presented by Adam Hart-Davis then the various rooms illustrate the different aspect of Darwin's life. At reception you can buy books & memorabilia. Outside is a charming garden divided into 'rooms', each one planted out with herbs relevant to Darwin's interests.
A 'must visit' particularly for any would be scientists.
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Beautiful scented Gardens.
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Pleasant garden. Did not visit museum.
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An excellent way to spend an extremely hot afternoon. I learned much and it's well worth the low entry fee.
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Wow. What an informative and interesting visit. Always wanted to visit Erasmus Darwin House. So glad we did at long last. What an exceptional few hours. We loved every minute of it. Important historical facts discovered. Great for all the family. The garden is an exceptional visit. A must visit for all the family.
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Great wedding venue
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I went with my teenagers, who I homeschool. They loved it. And to be honest, I liked it too. I think it's worth going to.
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Very interesting place.
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Erasmus Darwin is not a widely famous name but he was at the heart of the science and reforming spirit of his day - the eightenth century. The beautiful house and gorgeous small period garden are a treat to visit, and the staff are first class. I have come home to read Jenny Uglow's book The Lunar Men about the geniuses who met at this house.
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