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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
3 April 2018
Posted By:
Dr Sarah Moulden
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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