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

    09

    Evolution explored- A Magnum Photos Exhibition

    Inspired by Shrewsbury's links to Charles Darwin, this outdoor exhibition opens up the theme of evolution through the...

  • Apr

    01

    The Big Busk

    Shrewsbury town centre will be filled with music throughout the day, performed by a wide range of musical talent....

  • Apr

    01

    Shrewsbury Flea Market

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

  • Apr

    03

    Easter Holidays

    This Easter you are invited to join in with our easter themed activities including the famous Easter Egg hunt across our...

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