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20 years at Down House – then and now

Detailed view of Darwin's worktable with letters, manuscripts and notebooks on display. ©Historic England
Posted:
3 April 2018
Posted By:
Dr Sarah Moulden
Categories:
Behind the Scenes

Twenty years ago we reopened Down House so the public could follow Charles Darwin's footsteps through the place he called home for 40 years. The world-renowned scientist lived here with his wife Emma and their 10 children during the 19th century. While they were here, the ample grounds became Darwin...

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