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The Home of Charles Darwin - Down house

The Home of Charles Darwin - Down house The Home of Charles Darwin - Down house

Luxted Rd, Downe, Orpington BR6 7JT, United Kingdom

Down House is the former home of the English naturalist Charles Darwin and his family. It was in this house and garden that Darwin worked on his theories of evolution by natural selection which he had conceived in London before moving to Down.

Highlights

  • Charles' and Emma's bedroom: The room where Charles Darwin died in 1882 and where he read, rested and more
  • Darwin's study: the room where he wrote 'On the Origin of Species'
  • Darwin's garden: where he explored, experimented and observed

Opening hours

Open daily from 10am to 6pm

Admission

Adult: £14.50, children (5-17yrd): £8.70

Services & facilities

  • Lift
  • Toilets
  • Baby changing
  • Parking
  • Accessible restroom
  • Wheelchair for rent
  • Assistance dogs are welcome
  • Café
  • Braille
  • Picnic area
  • Gift shop

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