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.
Discover with Darwin
Tue 17 - Sat 21 Feb 2015
Join the Darwins and explore evolution at its birthplace as you delve daringly into the mysteries of science.
Sky at Night - Star Gazing
Fri 06 Mar 2015
Join us in Darwin's garden as the nights grow darker and the stars grow brighter!
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Luxted Road, Downe, Kent - BR6 7JT
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