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English Heritage, Down House
English Heritage, Down House

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With its unique place in the history of science, Down House, the home of Charles Darwin, is one of the major visitor attractions in the South East. See the study where Darwin wrote 'On the Origin of Species', still as it was when he worked here, and stroll through the extensive gardens that so inspired the great scientist. Equally fascinating are the glimpses you get into the life of the Darwins in the family rooms. And there’s an exciting interactive multimedia tour, narrated by David Attenborough, to tell you more about how Darwin developed his ideas. For anyone with an interest in science and evolution, this is a fascinating family day out in Kent.

English Heritage, Down House

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English Heritage, Down House

Luxted Road, Down, Kent BR6 7JT England

01689 859119

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  • 23 October 2021

    How about visiting the home of Charles Darwin this half term holiday? See the study where he worked on his world-changing books! Explore his garden and look out for his experiments! Walk around his "thinking path"; then have a tasty treat from our tearoom!