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Fun side of science goes on show at Lichfield’s Erasmus Darwin House

Erasmus Darwin House. Pic: Stuart Williams

Erasmus Darwin House. Pic: Stuart Williams

The fun side of science will be showcased at two family friendly events in Lichfield.

In association with National Science and Engineering Week, Erasmus Darwin House will be holding the activity days where they will be doing all sorts of experiments such as putting a skewer through a balloon without bursting it and using their video microscope to look at cells.

Visitors can even observe heart, lung and liver dissections which will be taking place down in the cellars where Dr Darwin held anatomical lectures of his own.

This will be the fourth year that the museum has celebrated this event with the support of Lichfield Science & Engineering Society.

A spokesperson for Erasmus Darwin House said:

“A new addition to this year’s activities will be Building Automata on March 13 which will link in with Dr Darwin’s love of inventions, so come along and have a go!”

There will be two free sessions available at 12 and 2pm and booking is advisable.

To take part in the Fun Physics & Cool Chemistry! On March 13 and Brilliant Biology! on March 20  just drop in between 12 and 4pm – and both events are free.

For more information please call the House on 01543 306260, visit or email

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