The House of Charles Darwin tickets

Activity code: HCD

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Highlights

  • See the Darwin family’s personal possessions and original furniture
  • Venture into the garden to see the greenhouse and famous mulberry tree
  • Discover the full-scale re-creation of Darwin's cabin on the Beagle
  • Study his diary entries in a digitised version

Description

Charles Darwin's 18th century house reflects both his work on the theory of evolution as well as the family life he enjoyed with his wife and ten children.

With a hand-held multimedia guide narrated by Sir David Attenborough, explore the rooms in the home Darwin lived in for 40 years and even described as ugly at your own pace and chosen level of detail.

Venture into the Old Study and see where he developed the theory of evolution and wrote ‘On the Origin of Species’. Get a glimpse of Darwin’s private life with his recreated bedroom — a room he relaxed in, but also where he recovered from various illnesses. See the non-scientific books he read, his Old Master prints, original pieces of furniture, and his diary entries in a digitised version. 

Stroll through Darwin’s splendid garden, or outdoor laboratory, to see his experiments, greenhouses, the famous mulberry tree, and plants and vegetables that are still growing there today. You can even follow in his footsteps along the famous ‘thinking path’ — Sandwalk. 

Explore more of his works in the interactive exhibition, learning about the furious controversies it aroused and its past and continuing influence. There’s also a full-scale re-creation of Darwin's cabin aboard the HMS Beagle, the ship on which he developed his theories.

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Additional Information

Please note:

  • Tickets cannot be cancelled but may be amended 48 hours prior to entry.