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Charles Darwin Down House

Down House Luxted Road, Downe, Orpington BR6 7JT, England
+44 1689 859119
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great experience

The house is lovely and well preserved. There is a lot to read about the persona of Darwin and his... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Florence, Italy
Really interesting house and beautiful garden

Visited here as it was listed on my 7 year old daughter's home learning menu. What a lovely... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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Down House Luxted Road, Downe, Orpington BR6 7JT, England
+44 1689 859119
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Reviewed yesterday

The house is lovely and well preserved. There is a lot to read about the persona of Darwin and his wife. If you have enough time I suggest to have a visit to the garden. If you can, ask to have Christina as guide in...More

Thank davidenesti68
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited here as it was listed on my 7 year old daughter's home learning menu. What a lovely surprise it was. Really fascinating, brimming with information about Darwin's works, family life and collections. The staff are lovely and so passionate about the subject. There was...More

1  Thank brudenes
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went to Down House with our teenage daughter. It was very interesting visit, we learned a lot new about Darwin,his work and his family. Would highly recommend.

2  Thank Vic2606
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happy we came to see and learn more about Darwins life. Worth the trip! The volunteers were extremely helpful, the rooms had a story to tell. And of course - beautiful surroundings

1  Thank Vibeke B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place very fascinating and well worth a visit. so much to see and very well preserved. Beautifully exibited and displayed. I love the Mulberry tree I can just imagine the Dawin children climbing it. Very friendly and helpful staff We will definatly be returning...More

1  Thank maidenfankerry
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great day out , especially if you are interested in Darwin , theory of Evolution, Biology & so on. Nice property small by usual NT and EH standards , but well maintained and interesting gardens. Audio guide is available (and free) and is a must...More

3  Thank Phil C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a Biology teacher and Darwin is my favourite Biologists so Down House was the highlight of my trip! Although a little bit difficult to get to it was well worth it. The house was spectacular! It had so many of Darwin's personal possessions...More

2  Thank artobloom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good to be able to see the home that Darwin lived in and where he did a great deal of his work. Wonderful exhibition of notes and equipment connected to Darwin. The visit does not take a long time so well worth a visit to...More

2  Thank Colin B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying nearby we took the opportunity to visit this house and were not disappointed. We knew little of Darwin before visiting and the displays gave just the right amount of detail to get a real understanding of this incredible brain. The house is not grand...More

2  Thank Lorraine v
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only live local and thought it was about time we had a visit, although I told the lady on the reception we were OAPs she charged us the full adult price, with all this confusing gift aid lark at historic places I just paid...More

Thank Brokley
EnglishHeritageTA, Manager at Charles Darwin Down House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Brokley Thank you for providing us with your review of your recent visit. I am sorry to hear that you found some parts of your visit average. I am also sorry to hear that you were charged the incorrect amount for your entry, if...More

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Miguel S
9 July 2017|
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Response from Mark A | Reviewed this property |
Adults £11:80 with gift aid £13
24 April 2017|
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Response from EnglishHeritageTA | Property representative |
Hi Geetha, As Happy_Holidays_7654 said in their response head to Charing Cross station and then follow there very detailed directions. We do have a tea room here onsite, and it serves tea and cakes all day and serves... More