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The Home of Charles Darwin, Down House

Luxted Road, Downe, Kent, BR6 7JT

The Home of Charles Darwin, Down House

Luxted Road, Downe, Kent, BR6 7JT



Unravel The Origin of Species at Down House

Just outside central London stands the family home of world-renowned Victorian scientist Charles Darwin, Down House, a unique building laden with historical and scientific significance. Down House remains much as it was when Darwin lived there. The study, where he researched and developed his masterpiece On The Origin of Species, has been kept as it was during Darwin’s time and presents a revealing insight into the scientist’s world. The family rooms are equally fascinating, painting a picture of life in the second half of the 19th century, and there is an excellent interactive media tour narrated by David Attenborough which brings everything to life. Don’t miss out on the extensive gardens including the Thinking Path which Darwin would stroll along while cogitating on his work.

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Information on The Home of Charles Darwin, Down House , Luxted Road , Downe

Opening Times: 28 Mar to 30 Sept, Daily, 10:00-18:00. 1 Oct to 1 Nov, Daily, 10:00-17:00. 2 Nov to 14 Feb 16, Sat & Sun 10:00-16:00, 15-21 Feb, Daily, 10:00-16:00. 24 Feb to 21 Mar, Sat & Sun 10:00-16:00. Closed 24-26 Dec, 28 Dec, 31 Dec-1 Jan. Please see our website for opening times 25 March onwards. If in doubt please visit the English Heritage website.
Admission: Members Free, Adult £11.10, Child (5-15 yrs) £6.70, Concession £10.00, Family (2 Adults, 3 children) £28.90
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: No
Location: In Luxted Road, Downe, off A21 near Biggin Hill.
Facilities: Audio tours, Coaches welcome, Disabled access - please check prior to visit, Parking, Picnic area, Shop, Tea Room

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