Welcome to Charles Darwin's Birthplace
The Mount was built by Dr Robert Darwin in the 1790’s on a fine site overlooking Shrewsbury and has remained largely unaltered to the present day. This house was Charles Darwin’s home during his school and college days and the place to which he returned from his famous voyage round the world on HMS Beagle.
Evocative reminders of these formative years remain there – his father’s surgery and “thinking path”; the outhouse laboratory where he and his brother Erasmus experimented with bangs and smells; and rare trees collected by the family in the grounds. Paths lead to the riverside meadows where he collected beetles and to the narrow alleys of the town that he followed to school.