A charming museum that carries a delightful punch …
To celebrate the 250th anniversary of the Lunar Society, I popped into one of my favourite little museums of the Midlands: Erasmus Darwin House opposite Lichfield Cathedral. Erasmus was the grandfather of Charles anda successful doctor, scientist and poet. This free museum, set in his private house, has a suitably eclectic and very hands-on approach to this c18th polymath.
There’s the Inventions Room where you can play with his Speaking Machine and Canal Lift; the Study with its Evolution Game and a working microscope; and the Exhibition Room where you can dress up as a Georgian. Great for children and curious adults alike.
For more information about the museum and the events it is running, click HERE.
June 17, 2016 at 4:54 pm
Ooh this looks interesting. Lichfield already on my list will add this now!
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June 17, 2016 at 5:00 pm
Definitely! Beautiful house and great for a mooch around. 😀