Down House - Home of Charles Darwin

ADDRESS
Luxted Road, Downe, BR6 7JT
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OPENING TIMES
11am-5pm
PRICES
9.90 | 8.90 conc | 5.90 juniors

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  • Visitor Information

The ground floor of Down House has been restored to its appearance during the late 1870s. The upstairs exhibition rooms explore Darwin's life and work, including an interactive room to inspire the younger audience. Follow the 'Sandwalk' where Darwin did his thinking and see the grounds, reformed to their former Victorian charm.

There's also a tea-room and gift shop facilities.


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