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Darwin's life story re-enacted

PUBLISHED: 16:32 05 August 2009 | UPDATED: 15:37 16 August 2010

VISITORS to the home of Charles Darwin can meet some of the characters who were on board the ship he sailed around the world in a series of summer events. Actors playing the parts of Captain Robert FitzRoy and the evolutionist who travelled the globe on

VISITORS to the home of Charles Darwin can meet some of the characters who were on board the ship he sailed around the world in a series of summer events.

Actors playing the parts of Captain Robert FitzRoy and the evolutionist who travelled the globe on HMS Beagle will be at Down House from August 3-7.

Budding scientists can take part in the activities to find out about the life and work of Darwin during his expeditions and will be given the chance to participate in drawing workshops.

The events, which take place between 11am and 5pm, are part of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of his birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin's book On the Origin of Species.

Admission to the house in Downe village costs £8 for adults, £7.50 for concessions and £4.40 for children. A family ticket is £22 while English Heritage members go free.

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