Tucked away opposite the Cathedral in Lichfield is Erasmus Darwin House. It is where Erasmus, grandfather of Charles Darwin lived for much of his adult life. It is not large with three rooms upstairs and downstairs to visit. It documents his work as a doctor of medicine and an inventor and his regular meetings with scientists of his era who formed what was known as the Lunar Club as they met at each others houses each full moon. There is a short commentary to watch narrated by Adam Hart-Davis which gives the background to his life and there is audio to listen to as you go round. The downstairs is well laid out with informative descriptions to read but there seems very little upstairs to visit. It is free to visit but donations are requested.
The visit was somewhat spoilt by one of the two staff present spending much of the time we were there speaking loudly (including using bad language) and seeming to find everything to moan and complain about. The lady on duty when we visited was very pleasant but the gentleman spoilt the visit.
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