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Erasmus Darwin House

Erasmus Darwin House


Erasmus Darwin House

01543 306260


Beacon Street,
WS13 7AD


Elegant Georgian home of Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles Darwin, leading doctor, scientist, botanist, inventor and poet of the 18th Century. Located in the idyllic surroundings of Lichfield Cathedral Close. Georgian period furnishings, interactive features and beautiful herb garden.

Guided tours and coach parties by prior arrangement, lift to all floors. Special events all year round. Wedding, occasion and conference venue.

Coach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxPublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowedVenue approved for civil marriageWedding receptions

Guided tours by prior arrangement, all coach parties need to pre-book, special events, lift to second floor.

Opening details

30th October 2016 – 2nd April 2017, Thursday – Monday: 11:00 – 16:00

3rd April – 29th October: Daily: 11:00 – 17:00

Closed: Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Please note that the house is occasionally closed or has restricted access for private events. Please call or check website to confirm opening times at Bank Holidays, Christmas and New Year.


Free entry

Nearest car park: Angel Croft Hotel, £1.00 for 2 hours.



See location of Erasmus Darwin House on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 114097  Lat: 52.68521 Long: -1.83257

Can be accessed from both Beacon Street and The Close - opposite Lichfield Cathedral which is signposted from all the major roads into Lichfield.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 km from Lichfield City station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Venue approved for civil marriageVenue approved for civil marriage
  • Wedding receptionsWedding receptions

Guided tours by prior arrangement, all coach parties need to pre-book, special events, lift to second floor.

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