Mount House in Shrewsbury

Mount House in Shrewsbury was the Darwin family home, built by Robert Darwin in 1798.  It was here that Charles Darwin was born 12th February 1809.  Darwin spent his formative years at Mount House and it was here, in the gardens of his home, that his love and curiosity for the natural world first flourished.  

Today Mount House is used as the offices of the Shrewsbury Valuation Office.  The gates are open during normal office hours, so visitors are able to walk up the drive and take pictures of the house and plaque.  However, the interior of the house is not open to the public, though it is possible to see inside the building by appointment.  The gardens at Mount House are also privately owned, but on rare occasions public open days are sometimes organised.


Events (Ongoing and Upcoming)

  • Jul

    01

    Shropshire Family Vintage Show

    Fantastic show for everyone from vintage vehicle enthusiasts to families. Hundreds of different vehicles on show,...

  • Jul

    04

    Tile Decorating Workshop at Jackfield Tile Museum

    Join a drop-in tile decorating workshop between 10am and 3.30pm and try the tube lining technique to produce your own...

  • Jul

    08

    Summer Wine Party

    Family-owned, Hencote Vineyard, is hosting a Summer Wine Party. You are warmly invited to visit and explore the 60-acre...

  • Jul

    09

    Ludlow Green Festival

    The Region's premier event celebrating all things green. Stalls, information, activities, music, food & drink-...

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