Home Of Charles Darwin (Down House) Dates and Times
Once you choose your arrival slot, you’ll receive your booking confirmation by email. Just bring this with you on the day you visit, either on your mobile device or as a print out. The email will contain a barcode that our team will scan when you arrive.
You can arrive at any time from the time shown on your booking confirmation. You're then welcome to stay for as long as you like.
You don't need to book your visit in advance, but you will always get the best price and guaranteed entry by booking online ahead of your visit. The prices shown here include a discount. The admission price will be higher if you choose to pay on the day you visit.
With its unique place in the history of science and evolution Down House was Charles Darwin's family home and is a site of outstanding international significance. Enjoy a day out in our award-winning grounds, achieving three 2020 London in Bloom gold awards for Best Walled Gardens, Conservation Area and Heritage Park and Garden. See the gardens that were Darwin's ?outdoor laboratory' where he spent many hours making observations and conducting experiments that helped develop his ground-breaking theories. Stroll down Darwin's ?thinking path', take a wander past bountiful vegetable patches and enjoy fragrant flower beds surrounded by the tranquil countryside.