Discover the man and the revolutionary theory that changed our understanding of the world and our place within it.
Darwin is a celebration of Charles Darwin’s ideas and their impact, giving new insight into the achievements of this brilliant observer of nature.
Retrace his life-changing journey as a curious and adventurous young man aboard HMS Beagle, on its five-year voyage that included the Galapagos islands. Follow the clues that helped him develop his ideas through notebooks, artefacts, personal belongings and the fossils and zoological specimens he collected on his travels. See the patterns he observed among species that led to the publication of On the Origin of Species, which gathered the evidence for his theory of evolution by natural selection.
Family photographs and letters show a different side to this famous scientist – Darwin as a family man, husband and father of 10 children. This unique exhibition concludes with an exploration of modern evolutionary biology and the importance of evolution in understanding how infectious disease-causing organisms keep changing as we attempt to control their spread.
The exhibition is a highlight of Darwin200, a national programme of events celebrating Charles Darwin’s ideas, impact and influence around the two hundredth anniversary of his birth. www.darwin200.org
Dates and times:
Until 19 April 2009
10.00–16.30 (last entry)
020 7942 5000
Free for Members, Patrons and children aged three and under.
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