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CHARLES DARWIN DOWN HOUSE (County of Kent)
where he did most of his writing and microscope work, has
been recreated from photographs. His "Sand Walk" for his daily
walks and "thinking time" is open, out in the back of the large
lawn and grounds.
Several rooms of the house have been made into exhibits of letters and such. The house and grounds are a thoroughly nice place to spend an afternoon.
Now closed for renovations, Down House was formerly open on a regular schedule, Wednesday through Sunday, 1300-1800 (closed in February and the last half of December), plus bank holidays.
Driving Directions: Take the A21 to Bromley and Orpington; Down House is signposted at Farnborough and on the A233 near Biggin Hill.
Down House Luxted Road Downe Kent, BR6 7JT UK Telephone +(44)(1689) 859119See the article, "Keeping Up Down House," in Natural History (8/96).
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