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The Home of Charles Darwin (Down House)

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

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Discover the recreated bedroom of Charles and Emma Darwin more than 100 years since they lived here. Stand in the study where Darwin wrote 'On the Origin of Species', stroll through the gardens that inspired him, and discover the recreated bedroom of him and wife Emma's newly recreated bedroom which overlooks the gardens. 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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Brilliant for all ages. The house is full of artefacts and it feels such a privelige to see the home of the historic naturalist. If you love gardens, wildlife, history or the environment it's a must.

Lovely place to visit, fascinating and beautiful garden.

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