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
Luxted Road, Down, Kent BR6 7JT England
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20 October 2019
In only a few weeks we'll be closing the house and garden during weekdays for the winter months; so if you can't make weekends come and see us soon! Late flowering plants like these Asters and Verbena and vibrant autumn leaves are still providing colour in the garden. https://t.co/1C2ugN1F15