With its unique place in the history of science, Down House, the home of Charles Darwin, is one of the major visitor attractions in the South East. See the study where Darwin wrote 'On the Origin of Species', still as it was when he worked here, and stroll through the extensive gardens that so inspired the great scientist.
Equally fascinating are the glimpses you get into the life of the Darwins in the family rooms. And there’s an exciting interactive multimedia tour, narrated by David Attenborough, to tell you more about how Darwin developed his ideas.
For anyone with an interest in science and evolution, this is a fascinating family day out in Kent.
Museums at Night
Sat 18 May 2013
As part of the national 'Museums at Night' event visit The Home of Charles Darwin, Down House after hours. Enjoy highlight talks about the Darwins and take this exclusive opportunity to explore the property when all the other visitors have gone home!
Time Travellers Go... Meet the Darwins!
Tue 28 May - Sat 1 Jun 2013
You are invited to meet the Darwins at Down House this half term week. Enjoy tales of Darwin's discoveries and voyages, learn about his continuing research and hear about his life at home with his adored children.
Time Travellers Go… Ugly Bug Safari
Tue 30 Jul - Sat 3 Aug 2013
Grab a magnifying glass and join our explorer for a hunt through the gardens at the Home of Charles Darwin, Down House to find a mass of fascinating minibeasts. Discover more about bugs and their habitat and create your own creepy crawly to take home.
Prices and opening times
Luxted Road, Downe, Kent - BR6 7JT
For just £48 a year, English Heritage members get free entry to our properties and exclusive discounts.