Plan Your Visit

An old map that can be seen at Down House, the home of Charles Darwin


Go to our Directions page and plan your journey to the Home of Charles Darwin - Down House by car or public transport.

You will find parking information, post code for sat nav, and our address at the bottom of the page.


Signpost with an arrow pointing to House, Shop, Restaurant, Cafe and Toilets


Find out what Facilities are available for your day out.

Here you can find out everything you need to know about parking, toilets and shopping at Down House, as well as other useful information.

Visitors approach Dover Castle along a tarmac pathway through the gateway


Look up Access information for your visit.

We have detailed information about what to expect if you have particular needs regarding Mobility/Older Visitors, Blind/Visually Impaired, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Learning Difficulties, Culinary/Dietary, and Health and Safety.

A group entering the Quarry Garden at Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens

Group Visits

Find out what you need to know for Group Visits.

Look up what discounts there are for groups, as well as how to book your group visit, and see information about tours that may be available.

Close up of a mug of frothy coffee at Osborne, Isle of Wight

Food and Drink

Find out what food and drink we offer at the Home of Charles Darwin.

Enjoy a tasty lunch or quick afternoon treat in our café.  The café is in the kitchen where all Darwin’s meals were prepared.

Some of the dishes use site-grown produce from the Kitchen Garden and local produce.

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