Charles Darwin Down House, Downe

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  • We loved this, really interesting, well kept with enthusiastic volunteers and lots to keep children entertained. We didn’t get to see the gardens properly as the weather was awful but we still stayed ...  more »
  • We've visited the house yesterday with my partner and are feeling very inspired by Charles Darwin's life. Great to see his family tree and fathers/uncles he was inspired and supported by, his children...  more »
  • Despite how local this is to us, we'd never visited- the staff assured us this is fairly normal, and it seems like such a shame! The history of the house and its role in Darwin's life is incredible. E...  more »
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  • Incredible experience, Down house is a beautiful examples a English house, almost every room has been reconstructed as it was during Darwin's life. The highlight of the place is the mini exhibition in the first floor, where you can learn a lot about Darwin's life and work. There is a room with exemplary books to read, Darwin's study, the living room, the dining room. There is a small shop at the entrance and a tea room. Outside you can visit the garden where Darwin used to make his experiments. Absolutely a must to discover the life of one of the most influential English personalities.
  • Great if you are a Darwin fan, but little for the casual visitor. Having said that the children's quiz was one of the best I've seen
  • Interesting house with lots of information about Darwin, his life, and his work. The garden looked great but didn't have time for a proper look. No picnics allowed in the grounds which is inconvenient if understandable.
  • I had the pleasure of visiting Down House two years ago on a study abroad excursion and it was really inspiring to see where Darwin spent time walking down the Sandwalk.The grounds are very large and feature a greenhouse, gardens, and many neat things within the house. It was integral to our course which was centered around the life of Charles Darwin. It was one of the greatest sites of the whole trip.
  • Brilliant place with real historic value. Staff and volunteers are clearly enthusiastic and you can really learn a thing or two from them. Brilliantly preserved rooms including furniture. Loved it, will seriously consider coming again!

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