Nestled in Lichfield’s idyllic Cathedral Close, Darwin House is an independent, accredited Museum that was once the family home of doctor, inventor and published poet Erasmus Darwin (1731 – 1802). With its unique place in Georgian history Darwin House showcases the breadth of Erasmus Darwin’s interests and achievements which laid the foundations for his grandson and evolutionary biologist Charles. Ponder in the room where leading Midland industrialists and thinkers were thought to have gathered and shared ground-breaking ideas. Discover the herbs in our tranquil garden used to season Mrs Darwin’s cooking. Learn about the medicinal qualities of plants with which Erasmus treated his patients (often free of charge!). Look through his personal journal to get a sense of his original mind and uncover what inspired his many theories and inventions including a flushing toilet and a speaking machine to name a few. Explore Darwin’s work through interactive exhibits, replica costumes and historical objects. Come as many times as you like, there’s always more to know about the Amazing Dr Darwin.
To avoid the steps at the front of the house access the museum via Cathedral Close, through our herb garden. There is a standard lift to all floors and and toilet facilities on the ground floor.
The accessible toilets are on the ground floor and do not have a step to negotiate. There is a handrail and emergency pull cord.
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Assistance dog facilities
Assistance dog exercise facilities
Assistance dogs are welcome in the museum. There is a public park close by where people may exercise their dogs
Other assistance dog facilities
We do have a dog bowl for water
The venue says it has...
- Disabled Access
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