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


    LEGOŽ: Brick History

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

  • Mar


    Pudding Club

    Join us in the Battlefield cafe and enjoy a light deli starter before moving onto the main event… the puddings!...

  • Mar


    Shrewsbury Flea Market

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

  • Mar


    Shrewsbury Steampunk Spectacular

    The event will focus around a Steampunk market at St Mary’s Church, but lots of exciting attractions will be...

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