After a month long closure, Erasmus Darwin House re-opened on July 4 to show off its £100,000 refurbishment.
The free day of events at the museum attracted crowds, who saw the building formally opened by Christopher Darwin, a descendent of Erasmus.
Alison Wallis, curator of the museum, said: “The atmosphere in the house was amazing and we welcomed over 500 people throughout the day. It was great to see so many people enjoying the new exhibits. We really hope this will help to raise Darwin’s profile in Lichfield and further afield.”
Grants for the refurbishment came from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Staffordshire Environmental Fund via the Landfill Communities Fund, as well as through various local funders. The day was supported by Waitrose, which provided tea and coffee for visitors.
Erasmus Darwin House is now open for the summer, from Tuesday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm. For more information, call 01543 306 260.