If you’re a fan of Charles Darwin you should really plan a visit to Down House, found in the Kent countryside in South East England. Down House was Charles Darwin’s family home giving it a unique place in the history of science and evolutionary biology. Today it is a site of outstanding international significance run by English Heritage.
At Down House you can immerse yourself in the intimate spaces that once housed Charles Darwin, where he tirelessly pursued his groundbreaking work. Explore the study, where the masterpiece On the Origin of Species was crafted, and delve into his captivating journey through a mesmerizing exhibition chronicling his life and contributions. Adorned by exquisite gardens, which served as Darwin’s living laboratory, witness recreated experiments and uncover the profound impact of his observations on the development of his revolutionary theories.
English Heritage use Turning the Pages Gallery to showcase 30 of Charles Darwin’s notebooks, so visitors to Down House can leaf through his personal notes using touchscreen kiosks situated throughout the property, allowing them an insight into the mind of one of the greatest scientists that has ever lived.