Besotted with Beetles

A family event from the Darwin Correspondence Project. Book a place on 03 August or 11 August.

  • Booking advisable

Join us to learn about Charles Darwin’s fascination with beetles and how he went to great lengths to add to his collection. Discover how to safely trap and study beetles in your own garden.


Event ticket prices
  • Adult £4.00
  • Child £4.00
    Age 7+

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Please book a ticket for each adult and child.
Suitable for families with children age 7+.
Meeting point
Check in at the Visitor Centre a few minutes beforehand.
What to bring and wear
Dress for the weather - we'll be outside for part of the time.
We'll be using some areas which are grassy and bumpy underfoot.

Contact Info

Learning department
Call 01353 720274

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