Visit Down House
With a unique place in the history of science and evolution, Down House was Charles Darwin’s family home – and today it is a site of outstanding international significance.
Step into the very rooms where Charles Darwin worked and lived, including the study where he wrote On the Origin of Species, and trace his story with a fascinating exhibition about his life and work. The house is surrounded by beautiful gardens that acted as Darwin’s ‘living laboratory’ – see recreated experiments and discover how his observations helped him develop his groundbreaking theories.
There’s plenty for everyone to enjoy, with a family trail, Victorian clothes to try on and lots of space to play on the lawn outside.