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Down House

In 1842 Darwin and his family moved to Down House in Downe, Bromley. Here he carried out daily observations and experiments in the grounds and surrounding countryside. During his studies, Darwin realised that evolution by natural selection was key to understanding the living world and it was here, at Down House, that Darwin wrote "The Origin Of Species".

Down House, Downe, Bromley



March 24-September 30, Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-6pm. October 1-31, Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-5pm. November 1-March 31, Wednesday to Sunday, 10am-4pm. Open Bank Holidays, 10am-6pm. Closed December 19 to January 31

Adults £6.60; children £3.30; senior £5

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The Origin Of Species