Erasmus Darwin House

Erasmus Darwin House
Beacon Street
WS13 7AD

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01543 306260


01543 306261

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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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The cellars at Erasmus Darwin House

Candlelit Tours

  • 15 May 2015 From 7pm

Visit the beautiful Palladian home of scientist and poet Erasmus Darwin on these special after hours tours led by costumed guides. Discover the atmosphere of this wonderful Georgian historic house, and there will be a rare chance to visit the cellars and see some of the period rooms lit by candlelight.

Suitable for

  • Any age


£2.50 per person
Tours start at 7pm and 8.30pm. Booking advised as places are limited.