Attraction in Orpington

Down House - Home of Charles Darwin
Luxted Road


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Set in stunning Kentish countryside and only 15 miles from London, Down House is a day out to inspire all the family. The home of Charles Darwin for 40 years, here you can learn about his life and work and see our award winning exhibition. Don't miss the study where he wrote "On the Origin of Species" and take a walk down his 'thinking path'. You can also relax on the veranda and in the gardens or have a bite to eat in the tearoom.

No picnics allowed on site
No dogs allowed on site
Audio-visual tour available

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Months Open: Opening times 2011:
April 1st - 30th June: Open Wednesday - Sunday and all bank holidays 11.00-17.00
1st July - 31st August: Open daily 11.00-17.00
1st September - 31st October: Open Wednesday - Sunday and all bank holidays 11.00-17.00
Please note on open days the ticket office, shop and grounds are open from 10.00.
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes - Please pre-book
Admission Price: Adults: 9.90
Children: 5.90
Concessions: 8.90
Family (2A + 3C): 25.70
Under fives: Free
English Heritage members: Free
Catering: Tearoom

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