Aside from the historical significance of the Darwin family the house is pleasant to walk through and the grounds are lovely and easy to navigate. The gardens are particularly beautiful mid-summer. It's not going to take up a full day but there's plenty nearby to fill the rest of your day out.
Welcoming place - amazing displays - well maintained inside and out. Highly worth a visit for lovers of Charles Darwin. We easily spent 2 hours here and if I weren't so hungry would have made my way doing more. From London you can google how to get here by public transport. If you time it correctly (and you should) you... 更多
Highly recommend for a few hours (we were there for about 3 hours including a lovely lunch). We learned a lot about the fascinating life of Charles Darwin and his family - please let the volunteers show off their knowledge as it really adds to the understanding of the house and family. Good exhibits, well laid out in the house.... 更多
Give credit where credit due; English Heritage have done a superb job renovating and up keeping this house. Depending on which mode of transport you take to get to the venue, the drive through the narrow country lanes is beautiful. At the venue, there is ample free car parking. Your tour begins by visiting the 6 rooms on the first... 更多
To view the works of Charles Darwin first hand, to experience where he lived and worked, and developed theories that have sustained man's thinking for nearly 200 years, is a wonderful experience. English Heritage offer a superb collection of artifacts that both interest and stimulate. And with the gardens so neatly laid out and beautifully colourful what more could you... 更多
A lovely mansion house in Downe village. Lots of Darwin's finds and works are displayed inside. Outside the gardens are well looked after ,worth a visit on a sunny day
Hi Colin L Thank you so much for your 5 star review, I am so pleased you enjoyed your visit.... 更多
What a gem this English Heritage site is. The audio guided tour began upstairs with a well constructed summary of Darwin's contribution to evolution. There is enough for the interested adult, yet sufficient to keep children entertained without being bored. A recently restored bedroom provided fun to dress-up. The gardens provided insights into the household diet (huge patch), quiet walks... 更多
Hi georginams2016 Thank you so much for your 5 star review of Down House, I am so pleased you enjoyed... 更多
Beautifully low-key gentle presentation of happy family home life and a great thinker. Gardens are peaceful and simple. Cafe good too. A must for Darwin devotees...
Hi Martin G Thank you so much for your 5 star review of Down House. I really hope you can... 更多
We hadn't planned to visit during our stay; so pleased that we did. Such an insight into Darwin's life. Be prepared to read a great deal of information. Audio available for some rooms and the garden. Small tea room and shop. Would like to visit again in the summer.
Hi LoisLaneDerbyshire Thanks so much for your 5 star review! I am so pleased that you stopped by and loved... 更多
Darwin had arguably the most profound impact on humanity and our understanding of the world we inhabit and his humble Kent home is a thought-provoking and fascinating testimony to his life and work. The tour and guidelines are very well designed and you can linger for hours in almost every room to learn about the details of his work. The... 更多
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