English Heritage: Down House - Home of Charles Darwin

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Set in stunning countryside, yet still part of Greater London, Down House is a brilliant day out.

With its unique place in the history of science and evolution, Down House, the family home of world-renowned Victorian scientist Charles Darwin, is a must-see.

Stand in the study where Darwin wrote 'On the Origin of Species', stroll through the gardens - his 'outdoor laboratory' - that inspired him, and peek into his private life as a dedicated family man in Victorian England.

Let Sir David Attenborough take you on an interactive multimedia tour around the house, and discover how the great man developed his ground-breaking theories.

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Prices and Opening Times
Adult Ticket: £10.60 (USD16.54) per ticket
Child Ticket: £6.30 (USD9.83) per ticket
Family Ticket: £27.50 (USD42.91) per ticket
Concession Ticket: £9.50 (USD14.82) per ticket

Free to English Heritage Members and children under 5.

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Opening Times:

28 Mar - 30 Sep 2015, Daily 10am - 6pm

1 Oct - 1 Nov 2015, Daily 10am - 5pm

2 Nov 2015 - 14 Feb 2016, weekends only, 10am - 4pm

15 Feb - 21 Feb 2016 (half term), daily 10am - 4pm

22 Feb - 24 Mar 2016, weekends only, 10am - 4pm

For up to date info please see English Heritage website.

Venue Details & Map

English Heritage: Down House - Home of Charles Darwin

Address
Luxted Road
Downe
Orpington
BR6 7JT
Telephone:
+44 (0)168 985 9119
Website:
http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/darwin
Public transport:
Rail: To Orpington then TFL bus R8 to house Alternatively, take the TfL bus 146 from Bromley North & South - it terminates in Downe village, 1/2 mile from property
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app

Facilities

Accessible Bathroom Facilities
Some toilets with handrails
Accessible Venue Facilities
Level access, ramp or lift to restaurant or cafe
Access into the Building
Assisted wheelchair access
Additional Accessible Facilities
Level access, ramp or lift to garden
Accessible Parking Facilities
Designated disabled parking available within fifty metres of main entrance
Public car park available within two hundred metres of main entrance
Access Inside Building Facilities
Accessible lift
Some routes suitable for limited mobility users
Some routes suitable for wheelchair users
Steps with handrail within building
Attraction Facilities
Gift shop
Indoors
Outdoors
Patron toilets
Booking Facilities
Group bookings accepted
Catering Facilities
Cafe
General Facilities
Lifts
On site parking
Payment Facilities
Credit cards accepted
Debit cards accepted
Group rates available

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