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The Home of Charles Darwin, Down House

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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.

Facilities & Information

Summary

Children welcome

Facilities

Catering

Coaches

Disabled Access

Guided Tours

Parking Available

Shop

Extra info

Open 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

Price Details: Members Free, Adult £14, Child (5-17 yrs) £8.40, Concession £12.60, Family (2 Adults, 3 children) £36.40

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01689 859119
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Luxted Road, Downe, Kent, DowneBR6 7JT, United Kingdom

In Luxted Road, Downe, off A21 near Biggin Hill.

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