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 27 - Fri 30 May 2014
Join Darwin's assistants and explore evolution at its birthplace as you delve daringly into the mysteries of science.
Down House Garden Tours
Every Weds and Sun in July and August
Enjoy an hour long tour of the gardens of Down House. Hear about the experiments Darwin carried out to help prove his theories on evolution and see how the grounds have been restored to their original Victorian layout, complete with authentic planting.
Prices and opening times
Luxted Road, Downe, Kent - BR6 7JT
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