Down House



Down House

Luxted Road, Downe, Orpington
+44 (0)168 985 9119
Public transport:
Rail: Bromley South then bus 146 to Downe;Rail: Orpington then bus R2 to house



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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.

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Prices and opening times

Child ticket (5 to 17 years old) From £9.80 per ticket
Family ticket From £26.10 per ticket
Concession ticket From £14.70 per ticket
Adult ticket From £16.30 per ticket

Free to English Heritage Members and children under 5.

Students with official student card and those aged over 60.

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Opening Times

1 Apr - 30 Oct, daily 10am-5pm, 31 Oct - 10 Feb Sat-Sun 10am-4pm. For up to date info please visit the English Heritage website

Facilities & Accessibility

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