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Luxted Road, Downe, Kent, BR6 7JT

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Luxted Road, Downe, Kent, BR6 7JT

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Summary

With its unique place in the history of science and evolution, Down House, the family home of world-renowned scientist Charles Darwin, is a must-see. Stand in the study where Darwin wrote 'On the Origin of Species', stroll through the gardens that inspired him, and visit his and wife Emma's newly recreated bedroom which overlooks the gardens.

Where is The Home of Charles Darwin, Down House located?

Down House is situated at the Downe village end of Luxted Road with the car park located adjacent to the house

What is the history of The Home of Charles Darwin, Down House to the present day?

Family home of Charles and Emma Darwin from 1842 until their death. In 1907 the house became Downe House, a school for girls run by Miss Olive Willis until 1921. In 1927 the house was bought by Sir George Buckston Brown and work commenced to turn the house into the Darwin museum.

What is there to see and do at The Home of Charles Darwin, Down House?

Stand in the study where Darwin wrote 'On the Origin of Species', stroll through the gardens that inspired him, and visit his and wife Emma's newly recreated bedroom which overlooks the gardens. An extensive museum is situated on the first floor that covers the life and work of Charles Darwin, with audio guides available for the ground floor show rooms which are laid out as they were when the Darwin family lived at the house.

The Home of Charles Darwin, Down House also has a Garden:

The Home of Charles Darwin, Down House (Garden Section)

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

Opening Times: Apr- Sept, Daily, 10:00-18:00. Oct, Daily, 10:00-17:00. Nov to Feb Sat & Sun 10:00-16:00, Feb Half term, Daily, 10:00-16:00. Closed 24-26 Dec. If in doubt please visit the English Heritage website
Admission: Members Free, Adult £14, Child (5-17 yrs) £8.40, Concession £12.60, Family (2 Adults, 3 children) £36.40
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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