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Down House - Home of Charles Darwin

Visit the family home of Charles Darwin and see the very chair in which he sat to write the scientific masterpiece that first scandalised and then revolutionised the Victorian world. Walk in the footsteps of a true genius and compare Darwin's public persona with the family man. Through a variety of displays and interactive exhibitions especially designed to inspire a younger audience, you can involve yourself in Key Questions about mankind and its origins.

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