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Down House - Home of Charles Darwin

Down House - Home of Charles Darwin,London Information
See the home of one of the world's greatest scientists, Charles Darwin. It was from his study in Down House that Darwin worked on his most famous and controversial work, 'On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection' in 1859. On the ground floor, the Drawing Room, the Dining Room, the Billiard Room and the Study have been furnished and decorated to reflect the domestic life of the family. An interactive exhibition on the first floor captures the essence of Darwin's life and work. The 'sand-walk' or 'thinking path' which Darwin walked daily can still be followed in the garden.
Down House - Home of Charles Darwin,London Address
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Down House - Home of Charles Darwin
Luxted Road
Orpington
London
BR6 7JT
Map and Directions
Down House - Home of Charles Darwin,London Telephone No.
01689 859119
Down House - Home of Charles Darwin,London Fax. No.
01689 862755
hours
29 Mar-30 Sept Wed-Sun 10.00-18.00, 1-31 Oct Wed-Sun 10.00-17.00. 1 Nov-22 Dec Wed-Sun 10.00-16.00. Closed 23 Dec-4 Feb. 5 Feb-28 Mar Wed-Sun 10.00-16.00. Open Bank Hols. Visitors must pre-book in August unless travelling by public transport.
food
  • Light Refreshments
  • Tearoom/Cafe/Restaurant
disabled facilities
Disabled Access
Credit cards
Credit Cards Accepted
pets
Guide Dogs Allowed
etc
The former home of Charles Darwin. Visitors can take a glimpse into the study of the most influential scientist of the 19th century where more than 3,500 objects connected to his work still remain.
facilities
  • All Weather Attraction
  • Allow Half A Day For Visit
  • Education Pack Available
  • English Heritage
  • Family Friendly
  • Gift Shop Or Shop
directions
BR: Orpington