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Throughout history, medicine and travel have gone hand in hand. Join medical curators and tour leaders Natasha McEnroe and Simon Chaplin as they tell the stories of six amazing men and women who combined medical know-how with an ambition to see the world. Come prepared to cast your vote for the finest medical traveller of all time!

Natasha McEnroe is Keeper of Medicine at the Science Museum and former Director of the Florence Nightingale Museum. Simon Chaplin is the former director of Wellcome Collection and the Hunterian Museum, London. Both are experienced medical history tour leaders and lecturers with Jon Baines Tours.

This will be a live lecture and will be held at Erasmus Darwin House. However, we will also be broadcasting the lecture on zoom and tickets for both options are available.

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Erasmus Darwin House

Beacon Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13 7AD

01543 306260


Opening times

Museum Opening Hours

30 Oct 2021 to 26 March 2022 - Thursday to Monday 11am to 4pm - last entry 3.15pm.

27 March 2022 to 29 Oct 2022 - Monday to Sunday 11am to 5pm - last entry 4.15pm

The herb garden is open all year with free access - please observe social distancing in our small garden

Please visit for full information.

We have decided to maintain social distancing and other mitigation measures, including reduced capacity and a one way system in the museum until otherwise announced, in accordance with industry best practice.

We recommend that visitors wear a face covering whilst in the museum.

To ensure the financial stability of this independent museum it has been necessary for us to introduce an admission charge.

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