Down House - The Home of Charles Darwin

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Down House

Down House is the home of world-renowned scientist Charles Darwin.The house, owned by English heritage, is a busy visitor attraction open to the public 7 days a week for 8 months of the year. It was here that Darwin penned his famous ‘On the Origin of Species’ published in 1859. The house offers visitors a large collection of Darwin memorabilia, including original manuscript pages, personal possessions and notebooks. With an average of 54,000 annual visitors to a relatively small building, with large grounds, effective communication is essential across the site.

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