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.
Halloween Pumpkin Carving
Mon 27 - Fri 31 Oct 2014
Grab your cloaks and pick out your pumpkin as your little horrors scare themselves silly this Halloween.
Sky at Night - Star Gazing
Fri 14 Nov 2014
Join us in Darwin's garden as the nights grow darker and the stars grow brighter!
A Dramatic Origin Weekend
Sat 22 & Sun 23 Nov 2014
To celebrate the 155th anniversary of the publication of 'On the Origin of Species' join us as the Down House staff get theatrical and re-create the reaction to the shocking literature!
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Luxted Road, Downe, Kent - BR6 7JT
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