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.
Easter Adventure Quest
Good Fri 18 - Easter Mon 21 Apr 2014
Young adventurers wanted this Easter weekend! Join our quest, meet characters from the past and crack the clues as you explore Down House. Rise to the challenge and you’ll win a yummy chocolate reward. It's time to get hands-on with history.
Discover with Darwin
Tue 27 - Fri 30 May 2014
Join Darwin's assistants and explore evolution at its birthplace as you delve daringly into the mysteries of science.
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.