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Events at The Home of Charles Darwin (Down House)

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.

Summer Tours of Charles Darwin’s Garden

Wed 2 Jul - Sun 31 Aug 2014 (Every Wednesday and Sunday in July and August)
Enjoy a 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.

Discoveries and Inventions

Tue 29 Jul - Sat 02 Aug 2014
Are you a budding Darwin or an up-and-coming Einstein? Get your thinking caps on and your brains buzzing at Down House!

Victorian Games Galore!

Tue 05 - Sat 09 Aug 2014
From skittles to quoits, croquet to chess, play like a Victorian as you step back in time this summer.

Seafaring School

Tue 12 - Sat 16 Aug 2014
Set sail on a nautical adventure as you learn the ropes of seafaring, 1800s style. Anchors aweigh!

Ugly Bug Safari

Tue 19 - Sat 23 Aug 2014
Small game hunters wanted. Grab a magnifying glass and join our big hunt for some mini beasts.

Awesome Archaeology

Tue 26 - Sat 30 Aug 2014
Get your hands dirty as you become a daring archaeologist on our mini dig for the day.

The Art of Darwin

Members' Event

Fri 29 Aug
Enjoy an exclusive tour and talk on 'The Art of Darwin' from an English Heritage Curator and guest speaker in the home of the Charles Darwin himself.

Harvest Season: Rhubarb

Sat 06 & Sun 07 Sep 2014
Join our expert gardeners who’ll cover a different topic each weekend giving you top tips from the harvest season as they draw from their experience tending Darwin’s famous garden – his ‘outdoor laboratory’.

Harvest Season: Bee Keeping

Sat 13 & Sun 14 Sep 2014
Join our expert gardeners who’ll cover a different topic each weekend giving you top tips from the harvest season as they draw from their experience tending Darwin’s famous garden – his ‘outdoor laboratory’.

Harvest Season: Making the Most of Your Marrows

Sat 20 & Sun 21 Sep 2014
Join our expert gardeners who’ll cover a different topic each weekend giving you top tips from the harvest season as they draw from their experience tending Darwin’s famous garden – his ‘outdoor laboratory’.

Harvest Season: Apples and Pears

Sat 27 & Sun 28 Sep 2014
Join our expert gardeners who’ll cover a different topic each weekend giving you top tips from the harvest season as they draw from their experience tending Darwin’s famous garden – his ‘outdoor laboratory’.

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.

Contact

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01689 859119
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0870 333 1181
Address
Luxted Road, Downe, Kent - BR6 7JT
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