Home of Charles Darwin, Down House

Local nameHome of Charles Darwin, Down House
LocationLondon, UK

Explore the home of one of the most famous scientists of all times! The former home of Charles Darwin is open as a museum to the public and lets you explore what family life was like in this house. This is also where Darwin worked on his masterpiece On the Origin of Species.

The museum exhibits Darwins' collection of fine art prints, his collection of novels, clothes and other items from his life and work. You can also walk around the garden which Darwin used as an outdoor laboratory.

Tags English HeritageScienceBiographical MuseumHistoricalMuseumHistoric House Museum
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Opening hours

Nov 1 - Dec 23, Jan 2 - Feb 11:
Sat, Sun: 10 am - 4 pm

Feb 12 - Feb 18:
Daily: 10 am - 4 pm

Dec 27 - Jan 1, Feb 19 - March 29:
Wed - Sun: 10 am - 4 pm

Closed: Dec 24 - 26.

Last admission half an hour before closing time.


Adults: £11.80 / £13 (no Gift-Aid/Gift-Aid)
Students with ID, seniors 60+: £10.60 / £11.70
Children (5-15): £7.10 / £7.90
Family (2+3): £30.70 / £33.90
Members: free

More information and contact

Official Website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/darwin

Twitter https://twitter.com/homeofdarwin

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/homeofdarwin

English Heritage website http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/home-of-charles-darwin-down-house/

Phone +44 1689 859 119

Address Luxted Road, Downe BR6 7JT, UK

Coordinates 51°19'53.153" N 0°3'12.33" E

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