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Erasmus Darwin House

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Lovely historic house.

When in Lichfield you really must visit Erasmus Darwin House. Its free.... obviously you can make a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
suep698
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Remarkable versatile chap

I though I knew a bit about Erasmus Darwin, but only had part of the story. His invention of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
jgrj01
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Erasmus Darwin was one of the greatest polymaths of the 18th century. It has been said that no one since has rivaled his achievements in such a wide range of fields. Indeed, he posited a coherent theory of evolution a full 70 years before his...more
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Darwin House Beacon Street, Lichfield WS13 7AD, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When in Lichfield you really must visit Erasmus Darwin House. Its free.... obviously you can make a contribution, but it is a free local attraction which is very interesting. Beautiful house, lovely botanical gardens. The staff are very well informed and there is lots of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Erasmus D, Manager at Erasmus Darwin House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I though I knew a bit about Erasmus Darwin, but only had part of the story. His invention of the fundamentals of modern sterling systems was a complete surprise to me.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Erasmus D, Manager at Erasmus Darwin House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review - he certainly was a remarkable man

Reviewed 6 November 2018

Excellent venue, exceptional staff and food. Very comfortable and welcoming. Nothing was too much trouble.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018

A lot of reviewers have said that there is nothing to see here, I guess they were expecting thrills and spills, then go home and watch Eastenders and The X factor, (low brow stuff type of people. Now I wasn't too keen on going here,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

Walking through the courtyard with it's lovely flowers, mainly of 18th century, I came upon this little gem of a house. Free entry which was a bonus. I found out so much about this famous doctor, scientist and inventor and the way he interacted with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Another place worth a visit in Lichfield. There are one or two toys that were played during the era, and some interesting scientific objects.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 12 October 2018

Fascinating to get an insight into the life of Erasmus Darwin, Grandfather to Charles Darwin. We were greeted by an enthusiast member of staff who introduced us to the house and it’s contents and sent us on our self guided tour. Lots of hands on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Susan M
Erasmus D, Manager at Erasmus Darwin House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review

Reviewed 6 October 2018

Plenty of books and historical information. There are reviews and scenes dating back to Darwins time.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Historical and really good cellar tour knowledgeable guides and well illustrated exhibition Shows Erasmus Darwin’s importance to lunar society and industrial revolution

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mike m
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We spent a lot longer in the Erasmus Darwin House than we had originally planned because it was so fascinating. It is in a beautiful setting, easy to get to from the centre of Lichfield, and accessible for everyone (I have mobility problems so I...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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