Erasmus Darwin House

Erasmus Darwin House
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Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles Darwin, was a philosopher and pioneer in science, technology and medicine. His work was of national and international significance but has been little known until recently. Erasmus Darwin House, his former home, was opened in 1999 in order to celebrate his life and promote his memory. The House is a grade 1 listed building and registered museum and charity.

Venue Type:

Historic house or home, Museum, Heritage site

Opening hours

April - October Mon - Sun 11am to 4pm
November - March Thurs - Sun 11am to 5pm

Closed: Christmas

Admission charges



  • Museums Association

Additional info

Accessible for wheelchair users, lift, toilets.

Collection details

Industry, Natural Sciences, Personalities, Science and Technology

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Front of Erasmus Darwin House Museum

Museums At Night

  • 17 May 2018 6-9pm

As part of the national Museums at Night programme, Erasmus Darwin House will open its doors to visitors after hours. This is a wonderful chance to see this magnificent Georgian house in all its after-dark glory. Costumed guides will be available in the house and cellar to provide information on Erasmus Darwin and the house. Refreshments will be available in the Lunar room

Suitable for

  • Any age


£3 Adult £1.50 Children

Erasmus Darwin House
Beacon Street
WS13 7AD

logo: Museums at Night




01543 306260


01543 306261

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