Visit to Down House (Charles Darwin’s home), Downe, Kent

Tuesday 24 September 2024

Cost: £47.00 (English Heritage members: £37.00 – please bring membership card on the day)

Dews coach departs:

1. Madingley Road Park and Ride: 8.15 am

2. Trumpington Park and Ride: 8.30 am

Coach departs Down House at 3.45 pm

We will have refreshments on arrival and then a guided tour of the house divided into three groups, the tour lasts 45 minutes to one hour. On the day, colour-coded stickers will be given out whilst on the journey indicating which group and timing.

The café on site is small and it would be appreciated that we visit in small groups. They sell snacks, cakes, coffee/ tea. If the weather is fine picnics can be taken in the garden picnic area. The gardens are free to wander at your leisure.

If you have mobility issues please contact one of the organisers.

Mobility scooters are not advisable on site; doorways are narrow and there is uneven ground in the gardens.

There is a lift to the 1st floor exhibition rooms. Accessible toilet available in patio area from the tea room.

Please note this trip is restricted to 39 people due to coach parking arrangements at the site.

Closing date for applications is Friday 16 August 2024.

Please fill in all the details including coach stops.

U3AC is not responsible for any loss, injury or damage incurred during Cultural and Social Activities.

Please note that refunds cannot be made once a place has been given unless we have someone on the waiting list to refund you.

All organisers are instructed to follow U3AC’s rules in respect of personal data provided by members.

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Event information


24 Sep 2024


8:15 am


Down House (Charles Darwin’s home), Downe, Kent