Home of Charles Darwin (Down House) Access

Access information for the site is listed below. For more information, or if you have particular access needs, please contact us before you visit. Please note that some facilities may require booking in advance.

Mobility/Older Visitors
Wheelchair Loan
Yes
Mobility Scooter Loan
No
Site Folders
No
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Adult Changing Area
No
Handrails
Yes
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Wheelchair Access
Yes
Entrance/Set Down
There are disabled bays in the car park. Disabled visitors may be set down outside the house, however this needs to be arranged prior to the visit. Please call the site on 01689 859119 and provide the date and estimated time of your arrival.
Disabled Parking
Please refer to information in Entrance/Set Down
Onsite Transport
No
Stairs
There are stairs leading up to the first floor
Lift Access
There is a lift situated beside the tearoom
Seating and Rest Points
There are several seats situated throughout the house and garden.
Pathways: Surface and Gradients
The site features compacted hoggin pathways
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No
Blind/Visually Impaired
Braille Guides
Yes
Braille Signage
No
Handrails
Yes
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Torches
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Sensory Experiences
The gardens feature a number of flowerbeds which contain a mixture of cottage garden flowers (like wallflowers and forget-me-nots) and more formal bedding such as gazanias.
Audio Tours
Yes
Site Tours
No Information Available
Handling Objects
There is an interactive room on the first floor of the property
Tactile Models
No
Areas of Low Lighting
No Information Available
Colour Contrasts
No Information Available
Large Print
No
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No
Deaf/Hard of Hearing
Vibrating Fire Alarms
No
Tour Transcripts
Yes
Film Subtitles
No
BSL Tours
No
Assistance Dogs Welcome
Yes
Induction Loops
Induction loops are available from the shop
Audio Installation Transcripts
Yes
Dog Bowl and Toileting
No
Learning Difficulties
Accessible Toilets
Yes
Adult Changing Area
No
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Basic language Audio Tours
No
Easy Read Material
No
Large Print Material
No
Dyslexia Friendly Material
No
Sensory Experiences
The gardens feature a number of flowerbeds which contain a mixture of cottage garden flowers (like wallflowers and forget-me-nots) and more formal bedding such as gazanias.
Handling Objects
There is an interactive room on the first floor of the property
Culinary/Dietary
Easy-use Cutlery
No
Bottle/Food Warming
No
Child Size Portions
Yes
Highchairs
Yes
Special Diets
The tearoom uses site grown and local produce. There are vegetarian, dairy and gluten-free options available on the menu.
Health and Safety
Deep Water
No Information Available
Trip Hazard
No Information Available
Sheer Drop
No Information Available
Slip Hazard
Some areas may become slippery when wet
Steep Slope
No Information Available
Steep Stairs
No Information Available
Beware of Traffic
No Information Available
Uneven Ground
The Sandwalk, located at the outer edge of the property beyond the walled vegetable garden, has uneven ground.

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Home of Charles Darwin (Down House)

Address
Luxted Road, Downe, Kent, BR6 7JT
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