Hands on HistoryJoin us at Down House, the Home of Charles Darwin, this summer and get hands on with history. With a different activity every week there is something to keep the little ones busy until the new term.
Choose your date
Meet the DarwinsTue 24 - Sat 28 Jul 2018
Join Charles and Emma Darwin and find out about their life in Victorian England.
Fantastic FossilsTue 31 Jul - Sat 4 Aug 2018
Join us during National Archaeology Week and uncover the secrets and importance of archaeology - what facts will you dig up?
Victorian VoyagesTue 7 - Sat 11 Aug 2018
Set sail on a nautical adventure as you learn the ropes of seafaring, 1800s style.
Darwin's GardenTue 14 - Sat 18 Aug 2018
Replicate some of Darwin's more gruesome experiments at Down House this summer!
Growing up at DownTue 21 - Sat 25 Aug 2018
Join Darwin's daughter Etty Darwin for some good old fashion fun.
Butler SchoolTue 28 Aug - Sat 1 Sept 2018
Step back in time and learn what it takes to be a butler in a Victorian house from the Darwin's own Joseph Parslow.