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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The shadowy entrance to a painted cellar

Museums At Night Twilight Tours

  • 12 May 2016 7-8:30pm

As part of the national Museums at Night programme, Erasmus Darwin House will open its doors to visitors after hours. Come meet our costumed guides as they take you on an exciting and in depth tour of the building, and down into the spooky cellars! This is a wonderful chance to see this magnificent Georgian house in all its after-dark glory. Post tour refreshments will be provided.

Suitable for

  • Any age


£5.00 including post tour drink


Erasmus Darwin House
Beacon Street
WS13 7AD

logo: Museums at Night




01543 306260


01543 306261

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