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)

  • Feb

    08

    DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival

    This February, we will celebrate Shrewsbury as "The Origin of Independent Thinking" and birthplace of Charles Darwin -...

  • Feb

    09

    LEGOŽ: Brick History

    Brick History takes you on a journey through pivotal moments in world history, modelled in LEGO® bricks. This is...

  • Feb

    10

    Darwin Guided Walk

    Join one of our Visitor Information Centre guides exploring Shrewsbury and the places associated with Charles Darwin.Due...

  • Mar

    24

    Shrewsbury Flea Market

    SHREWSBURY FLEA is a fabulous mixture of Antiques and collectables, antique furniture, vintage clothing & fabrics,...

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