Charles Darwin Down House, Downe

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  • The exhibition and mock up of the Poop cabin of HMS Beagle where Darwin spent a great deal of his time during his voyage is really good. The staff are really keen to tell you of Darwin's history, so o...  more »
  • This lovely house is full of interesting facts about Darwin and his family and a great way to spend a few hours. Firstly we visited the exhibition rooms on the first floor and then took the audio guid...  more »
  • Interesting house but go on a nice day so you get your money’s worth and enjoy the grounds as well. I would join English heritage for a year as once you have been to a couple of sites it’s more value ...  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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